The following is a paid message from School in the Square.

School in the Square (S2) is a FREE, PreK–12 public charter school now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. S2 engages, educates, and empowers its students to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges.

Start your child’s educational journey at S2!
Students can begin at S2’s Dual Language elementary school, Dos Amigos (located in Inwood), and continue to S2’s middle school and new high school in Washington Heights.

S2’s unique program offers each student:

  • Personalized learning & academic support—Following a rigorous curriculum that meets each student where they are. 90% of students increase their reading levels by 1-2 years during their first trimester at S2.
  • 1:1 Access to technology—Students who enroll into 6th–8th grade will receive a free personal Chromebook laptop and be guaranteed a spot in S2’s high school.
  • Cool Culture Pass for PreK and Kindergarten families (with free access to over 80 NYC museums and cultural institutions).
  • Free school uniform packets for all students
  • After-school & summer programs with extended school year
  • Social Emotional Learning built into every day with social workers on all S2 campuses
  • Parent collaboration, outreach & engagement
  • And much more!

What sets S2 apart:

  • Relationships First—S2 is a place where students, families, and educators are seen, heard, and inspired, and where students build the academic foundations, emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to excel in their futures.
  • A Culture of Care—S2’s relationships first approach establishes a culture of care, which is the foundation for building a culture of achievement and high expectations.
  • Family Support Program—Personalized support for each family, including: food pantries, family activities, learning opportunities & services for parents (Cooking, nutrition, art)

No matter at which grade your child joins School in the Square, they will have a seat at an amazing school that spans through elementary, middle, and high school. That means once your child is in, you won’t have to fill out another school application until it’s time for college!

Their lottery is on Monday, April 3. Don’t wait to apply—parents who apply before the lottery deadline have the highest chance to earn a spot at S2. Apply here for a spot in grades PreK, K, 1–3, and 6–9.

Contact School in the Square’s recruitment coordinator for more information or assistance:

Yathziry Serrano
Call or text: 718.530.4267

Apply Now!