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Battery Park City School

22 reviews
55 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
(212) 266-5800

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Battery Park City School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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My child attends kindergarten and receives OT and PT services. The school staff has been great about meeting EIP deadlines, scheduling meetings and the support my child receives is very good. There is a great sense of community here fostered by many events: Halloween parties, Winter carnival, fall fun run, talent show. The library is a great resource providing lunch time clubs and the opportunity to learn sewing, coding, weaving, circuits and art crafts. It's a large school but manages to feel like a warm space. Parents are very involved but not over the top. Class sizes are large after kindergarten but ICT classes are offered. Principal is energetic, visible and engaged. My kid loves going to school and enjoys learning in this environment. Academic programs for early learners include HWT, sounds in motion. After school clubs are fun and numerous with a range of interests.
Posted by a parent on 1/12/2020
Overall, this school has been awful. The squeaky wheel gets the oil as they say and a clique of parents get all the attention and special treatment for their kids while everyone else is ignored.
Posted by a parent on 11/23/2019
This is our second year at the school . Both kids, who are very different, love the school and are very happy. It has amazing teachers, strong academics and gentle touch. Classrooms are well organized and maintained; the library, gym and other facilities are really nice and clean.
Posted by a parent on 10/18/2019
Not very good academically. Best middle school teachers (ELA, Math, Science) keep moving on to other places. There is not much consistent ELA work starting from earlier grades such as vocabulary study. My child (just graduated from middle school) could have done much better if there were more rigorous ELA emphasis. The administration has checkered history in dealing with incidents. This is just an average public school other than its great location.
Posted by a parent on 7/25/2017
Teachers are great and my son loves his school and teachers.The administrators and after school staff are nice and too.It also has the added advantage that afterschool program is offered in the same building so making it easier for parents.Classes are equipped with teachers who are devoted to their work and constantly trying to improve.I remember seeing kids in tears to say bye to their teachers when they have to go to next grade.The only two possible down sides IMHO (but not really specific to Battery Park City School) is:a) course contents are still too basic probably school should try to upgrade the course material to increase the competitiveness, especially when the ranking does not seem to hold stable year from year;b) when my son was in his first and second grades he sometimes reported he got bullied by older graders which I think probably worth more attention.
Posted by a parent on 5/31/2016

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New York schools - Battery Park City School is located at 55 Battery Place, New York NY 10280. Battery Park City School is in the Nyc Geog District # 2 - Manhattan. Battery Park City School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-8.

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