Monday, March 7, 2011

Mount Saint Vincent's ties to a Bronx elementary school

About a quarter of the staff at PS 205, an elementary school located near the Bronx Zoo, graduated from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, according to the New York Daily News.

Many of the elementary school’s full timers once worked as student teachers through the Mount’s teacher education program. Several completed the college’s “unique master's program in urban and multicultural education,” according to the News.

To find out how the relationship between these two schools started, click here.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

PS 205 is doing a remarkable job. Adjusting for the fact that 98% of its students are living in poverty (including 3-5% in temporary housing), plus considerable numbers of special ed/English language learners and an overcrowded building, it performs as well as any school in District 10, including the Riverdale schools.

Kudos to them and to MSV for the role they play.

Frank A. Masiello said...

how do kindergarten lotteries work? i understand that i could live in district not be selected to have my children attend the locally zoned school. how is that? what happens?

Kate Pastor said...

When you apply to a kindergarten, admission is grated in the following order:

1. Zoned students with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2011-2012;
2. All other zoned students;
3. Students residing in the school’s district but outside the school’s zone, with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2011-2012;
4. Student residing outside of the school’s district with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2011-2012;
5. All other students residing in the school’s district but outside the school’s zone,
6. All other students.

You can apply in-person or online to a school out of your zone but you will not be given as high a priority as those from the area.

For more info, go to the DOE website.

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