WHAT IS THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND HOURS?
The 2020-2021 School Year runs from September 10 until June 11; both schools observe most regular school holidays and breaks along with a half-day twice a month on Wednesdays. Doors open at 7:45 am for breakfast and the typical school day runs from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm.
DOES THE SCHOOL PROVIDE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING?
Yes. Both sites offer on-site after school programming through the Henry St. Settlement until 6:00 pm during full school days.
DOES THE SCHOOL PROVIDE BUSING?
No. However the Office of Pupil Transportation provides MetroCards at low or no cost to many of our families. Eligibility for free or half-priced MetroCards is based on your distance from the school and is decided by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Pupil Transportation.
DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE A SUMMER PROGRAM?
We offer a free full-day program for five weeks during the summer for students entering either school in Kindergarten. The Summer Kindergarten is held at 100 Attorney Street for both MCS and MCS2 incoming kindergarteners. There is no summer program for other grades, though there is a free summer band program for students participating in band throughout the academic school year.
DOES MANHATTAN CHARTER SCHOOL REQUIRE UNIFORMS?
Yes, all students must wear a uniform every day. Our uniform consists of a navy or white polo with one of our three logos on it and plain khaki bottoms, provided in partnership with Flynn O’Hara Uniforms. Uniforms can be purchased online at the Flynn O’Hara online store.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR POLICIES?
Please see our policies outlined in our Parent Bill of Rights and Student and Parent Handbook by clicking below:
- Student & Parent Handbook (in English)
- Manual para Padres y Estudiantes
WHERE ARE THE SCHOOLS LOCATED?
Both schools are located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, about six blocks away from each other. Please see our contact page for more information.