The Ideal School Of Manhattan

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314 W 91st St

New York, NY 10024

(212) 769-1699

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 115

Students Per Teacher: 2

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20 Parent Reviews for The Ideal School Of Manhattan

It troubles me to see that whenever any parent writes an honest assessment of the school on this site it is almost immediately followed one or more very generic, overly positive reviews. Having been one of the special needs turn- over families, I can attest that most of the negative statements are indeed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/15

I am happy to see this school grow and expand. They have been challenging my children in every grade over the last 5 years. I really like the arts, dance, and focus on whole child. They will be adding a high school next year and now have 2 buildings. I hear great things from parents in the middle school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/14

While reading the previous reviews of the IDEAL School, I have noticed that both the positive and negative aspects of the school are true to an extent. Unfortunately, the negatives definitely outweigh the positives here. The turnover rate for both students AND teachers is exceptionally high. The school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/25/14

I can't say enough good things about IDEAL. Our son is in the middle school and thriving. The teachers are exemplary, the school is visionary, and the education is topnotch for our very bright child. He is taught not only academics but also ethics, compassion, and how to be a good, decent, compassionate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/14

Ideal School is a remarkable place that is a social experiment as well as a fabulous setting to learn. It is the only inclusive independent school in Manhattan and, as such, has something for almost everyone. For children with special needs (my son), he has had the opportunity to learn from typical ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/24/14

We have had our child at IDEAL for six years and couldn't be happier. It's everything we could have asked and more as an educational institution and second home for our child. Our child is gifted, but has mild learning differences and sensory issues, and the school has been great at differentiating ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/01/14

Our child (with special needs) has been at IDEAL school almost from the beginning. It is a relatively new school and continues to get better each year. We cannot imagine a better program for our child. HIs curriculum is individualized, the teachers are nurturing yet still challenge him appropriately, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/01/14

Our child attended IDEAL because of developmental challenges, though none related to learning. Ideal claims differentiated instruction but we saw no evidence of this for our child. Turnover among teachers is huge and the school lacks the admin to ensure even instruction quality. While some faculty ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/14

There are essentially two populations at Ideal--special needs kids whose parents are wealthy and can afford the $60K to $100K tuition (or enough money to hire lawyers to sue the DOE for reimbursement), and underprivileged, neurotypical kids who attend Ideal on scholarship (largely subsidized by the wealthy ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/14

This is my son's third year at this school and WE could not be happier. This is a school that practices inclusion and diversity within the student population and staff, and doesn't just talk about it. Every child benefits from this model and more schools should model it. Yes, the school has had growing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/14

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New York schools — The Ideal School Of Manhattan is located at 314 W 91st St, New York NY 10024. 314 W 91st St is in the 10024 ZIP code in New York, NY The Ideal School Of Manhattan is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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