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Elementary school
116 West 11 Street Grades K--5.
What's special: Active parents & warm community in a well-run building in Greenwich Village.
Downside: The school's popularity means that there is not room for everyone who wants to attend.
Reading scores:4 stars
Math scores:5 stars
P.S. 41 is a highly desirable school in a prosperous neighborhood - one that serves the children of artists, entertainers, NYU professors, and other professionals. It benefits from a stable staff and active parents who work hard to support the school... Read the full review from Insideschools.org
Middle school
320 West 21 Street. Grades 6-8.
What's special: Strong arts program
Downside: 5th floor walk up; basic facilities
Reading scores:4 stars
Math scores:4 stars
"The Clinton School for Writers and Artists is a tiny middle school where children may put on their own musical theater production, study ballroom dancing, or create art projects with students from the School of Visual Arts. Some kids even travel to Sardinia on a 10-day exchange program to study art and Italian... Read the full review from Inside Schools
High school
225 West 24 Street. Grades 9--12.
What's special: Fashion career training mixed with strong academics.
Downside: Old electrical wiring inadequate to meet computer demands; very low male enrollment.
Situated, appropriately, in Manhattan's bustling garment district, Fashion Industries High School offers its students three majors from the world of fashion: fashion design, merchandising, and art illustration... Read the full review from Inside Schools
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