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OUR VISION

DISCOVER. CREATE. LEARN. GROW.

Welcome to P.S. 189M: The Magnet School of Inquiry and Expression, where success for every child is the only option! We are a PreK-5 magnet school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan with a proud 100-year history in our community. Music, arts and performance have been an important part of our identity for decades. Our magnet grant has enabled us to build on that history with exciting new programs and partnerships to help all students explore and develop their interests and learn through creative expression.

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STUDENT LIFE

At P.S. 189M, success isn’t just an option—it’s the only option. We provide the right balance of rigor and support to help every student succeed with grade-level standards. Our unique, inquiry-based approach builds self-confidence, nurtures creativity and expression, and develops the critical 21st Century Skills students will need for success in high school, college and career. This approach has paid off through strong growth on state achievement testing and scores that put us above the district average. We support student success through:

  • A whole-child approach that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of each child

  • Data-driven decisions that use formative assessment to tailor instruction to individual needs

  • A positive learning environment to build self-esteem and confidence

  • Research-based instructional practices and a rigorous academic curriculum

  • A culture of teamwork and collaboration among teachers, students and parents

ADMISSION

As a NYC Magnet School, we welcome applications from all students within the five boroughs of New York City. First priority is given to students living within our zoned area. Find your attendance zone and district.Opens in a new browser tab

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