We are the Academy for Young Writers

Welcome to our school community online!


We started a small school to emphasize the important role that personal relationships play in academic achievement. Our core belief is that when students feel connected to their school community, they achieve at higher rates.

Our Core Values are Respect, Kindness, Safety and Empathy.


Celebrating History

and culture everyday…


“It’s never too late, too REINVENT yourself.”

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Time management is YOURS to decide how you spend the time.

May you spend it wisely. #HappyNewYear2019

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Correction above: Auditions for the MS “High School” musical will be on Feb 4th 2019


Election Day

Polling sites in New York City are open from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm ... For information about voting absentee if you can't make it to the polls on Election Day,

This Sept 2018 events:

  • Weds Sept 12th — After School begins! [2:48 - 5:48]

  • Thurs Sept 13th — NYS Primary elections [school open, polls close 9pm]

  • Tues Sept 18th — Father Figure Honorary Breakfast [8am - 10am]

  • Weds Sept 26th — Welcome Back to School Night! 4 - 7pm (Parent Spotlight)

News in our community (Sept - Oct 2018):

  • “Robust protocol to ensure the safety of our school drinking water…” families can visit here for more information.

  • “Due to much demand, our MS after-school options have expanded.” Join us Wed 9/12 at 3pm to learn more…

Friendly reminders and important info for this FALL 2018:

  • 1st Day of School - Wednesday Sept 5th

  • 8:10 AM - Middle School starts daily (with breakfast at 7:45 am)

  • 8:50 AM - High School starts daily (with breakfast at 8:30 am)

  • NOTE: **Wednesdays students dismiss early (unless in afterschool)

    • Grades 6 - 10 dismiss at 1:02 pm (Wednesdays)

    • Grades 11 - 12 dismiss at 1:42 pm (Wednesdays)

    • **After school is still-in-session on Wednesdays

  • Interested in after school? --> After school applications and opportunities TBA

  • NO School Mon Sept 10 -11th - Rosh Shananah

  • NO School Wed Sept 19th - Yom Kippur (see calendar below for pertinent dates)

Please click the button below, to find out more about general supplies your child will need for the upcoming school year.


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