The Progressive Education at New York Academy

Progressive education engages students in learning through meaningful experiences. Learning is purposeful. Students engage in the authentic act of thinking and doing – reading, writing, presentation, conversation, mathematical problem solving, scientific inquiry, design thinking & maker learning, community service and civic engagement. Students learn to…

NYA Mentor Mentee Program

NYA Mentor Mentee Program 2018-19 New York Academy is a school that is dedicated to building a cultural of professionalism. And, we are committed to maintaining effective school to home communication to inform and educate our stakeholders as to the quality of our work, ultimately…

ACS/WASC OVERVIEW

ACS/WASC OVERVIEW Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges What is accreditation? Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools (1) must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and (2) clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement. An accredited…

Let’s Play!

As we head into the NYA Spring Break, I encourage parents to take time and play with your child 🙂 Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development….

New York Academy State of the School Report

State of the School Report New York Academy, March 2018 New York Academy State of the School Report NEW YORK ACADEMY Brian Kissman, Head of School State of the School Report As we are a growing school, we are continuously looking for ways to strengthen…

NYA Curriculum Units of Study

What is a Unit of Study? A Unit of Study is a multi-week plan of instruction and learning, which makes explicit and intentional what students are to know, understand, and be able to do in a particular subject area with a focus on specific topics. New…

Looking Ahead to NYA 2018-19

I will soon publish the New York Academy State of the School Report, 2018. As we are a growing school, we are continuously looking for ways to strengthen the quality of our school and our position for the future. We are proud of how far…

Growing a Passion for Learning

Lifelong learners are motivated to learn and develop because they want to; it is a deliberate and voluntary act. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities and improve our quality of life. Remember that the word pedagogy comes from…

The Scientific Process at NYA

The scientific process is another example of how New York Academy engages kids in learning to not just gain facts, knowledge, and skills, but to learn how to think. We engage our students in learning to “learn to learn.” This week at New York Academy…