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The Computer School

100 West 77th Street New York, NY 10024

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 3:20pm

logo

917-441-0873

[email protected]

The Computer School

100 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

Monday through Friday: 9:00 am – 3:20 pm

Greetings from CS

GREETINGS FROM THE COMPUTER SCHOOL

We look forward to the 2019-2020 school year!  Our school-wide theme for the year will be Discovery! Please see the main page for the great summer reading books that we hope will spark your curiosity and fuel your appetite for discovery!

Communication

We will begin the year by presenting the  Computer School Community Behavior Matrix to our new 6th graders, as well as book discussion groups and activities, ice-breakers, and many initiatives to get us all off to a good start!

As with last year, parent contact time will be from 8:10-9:00am on Tuesday mornings. If you would like to get in touch with a teacher, this is a great time to reach out.

Stay tuned for more information on the dynamic and fascinating learning experiences we have planned for you all!

From last year… 

Lincoln Center Education
Through our long-standing partnership with Lincoln Center Education, our 6th and 7th graders viewed a live performance of Mariachi Flor Tolache. The students prepared for the viewing with a teaching artist who worked with them in their Social Studies classes.

8th graders made videos and wrote posts to share with their classmates from around the world through their work with Global Scholars.

What We’re Reading

In ELA, 6th and 7th grade students began the year with a unit on memoir.  After reading mentor texts, students wrote their own memoirs.

8th graders debated the essential question, where does power lie? Through their study of John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, students considered how historical context, gender, status, and relationships affect one’s power.

Building Community

6th graders enjoyed 2 days at Frost Valley at the peak of fall. They did orienteering, pond study, team building activities, and watched a birds of prey show. Students reported that it was a great way to make new friends and to practice collaborative team work skills. See the field trip section of the website to see pictures of this year’s camping experience.

Our 8th graders recently returned from their 3-day adventure to Camp Ramapo. They challenged themselves physically and emotionally as they learned about themselves and their new classmates.  They engaged in a stream study and started talking about astronomy (one of the next Earth Science units).

Last year we introduced All School Meetings, where our 8th graders write, produce and direct a monthly full school assembly. All School Meetings foster the values and mission of The Computer School; to offer leadership opportunities for eighth graders to showcase their talents and voice; to celebrate the academic and creative achievements of the community. In their second year, ASMs are off to a fantastic start–so far our themes have been BE YOU and CREATE A LIFE ROADMAP.

Let’s keep working, as a community, to engage all learners inside and outside the classroom.  Thanks, as always, for sharing your children with us.