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 school is focused on a…

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. It is through play that…

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 the quality of our school…

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 York Academy is building customized…

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 we have come this year…

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 Greek root, which means,…

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 we had our S.T.E.A.M. Night…

Professional Development at New York Academy

Next Frontiers Inclusion Workshop January 18, 19, and 20 2018 New York Academy is committed to supporting the professional growth of its educators. And, we are committed to meeting the needs of all learners. We are proud to provide our faculty and staff with three days of workshops and training….