Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PS 303

Some information finally coming out about PS 303 in Cord Meyer, aka PS 3, aka The Little Red Schoolhouse, aka The Academy for Excellence. Opening next month, it looks like it will serve Pre K through 1st grade initially before expanding to include up to 3rd graders.

A brief from Inside Schools.org:

The Academy for Excellence through the Arts (AEA) offers District 28 a new arts-intensive option for young children. The school, opening in September 2008 with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st grade classes, will grow to include a 2nd and 3rd grade. Barbara Leto, a former elementary school teacher, is the school's founding principal.

The Academy for Excellence has forged partnerships with Lincoln Center and a dance education consulting firm called "Together in Dance." These organizations will work with a full-time drama teacher to offer enrichment classes. The school day will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:20 p.m., except for Thursday and Friday, when the day will end at 2:30 p.m.

Admissions: Students must be zoned for PS 196 to apply. (Tanner Kroeger, June 2008)