PARTNERS

Through a wide range of rich partnerships our teachers and students have unique opportunities to work with experts in the field of media, arts, and academic institutions that support our school theme and provide hands-on instruction in a variety of subjects. 

Wellness In the Schools

 

 

This year West Prep has partnered with Wellness In the Schools (WITS) to bring in healthy options for lunch to the school menu as well as structured physical activity during recess.  WITS has provided our school with two new staff members: a chef, and a coach.  Our chef and coach have been working with our school staff to introduce healthy lifestyle into our school environment.  Wellness in the Schools (WITS) inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. 

 

 

SASI

 

 

Center for Arts Education- Because of generous support from the United States Department of Education, the SASI grant provided to West Prep has enabled us to provide rich and multi-faceted arts instruction to all our students. Through this foundation, West Prep has been able to fund several arts programs for students that expose them to a variety of mediums. The CAE has world renowned artists and educators working directly with teachers, students and coach esintegrating the arts. Because of this grant West Prep has been able to establish a marching band, chorus, digtal photography

 

 

MSQI

 

 

The Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) is the New York City Department of Education's focused effort to expand the number of middle schools that prepare students for college and career success.  It is the product of the New York City Council Middle School Task Force ongoing collaboration with the DOE.  

 

 
MSQI serves as the city's implementation plan for putting the Carnegie Reading Next report recommendations into action. Over 90 middle grades schools across the city are now benefiting from MSQI's comprehensive literacy framework.