Museum Mile is our backyard:

  • Jewish Museum 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design 
  • International Center of Photography 
  • Museum of the City of New York 
  • National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts

Only minutes away:

  • Holocaust Museum 
  • Frick Collection 
  • Museum of Television and Radio 
  • Museum of Modern Art 
  • Museum of Natural History 
  • New York Children's Museum 
  • Whitney Museum of American Art 
  • New York Transit Museum 
  • South Street Seaport 
  • Galleries 
  • New York Public Library - several branches, including Mid-Manhattan and Yorkville
  • New York Society Library 
  • Concert Halls 
  • Citi Field 
  • Yankee Stadium 
  • Madison Square Garden

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Posted 10/23/2018 03:39PM
Middle School students had the great opportunity to see the election process live! Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman, who is currently running for New York State Assembly, came and spoke to our students about his ideas. As Dr. Ascherman explained, "there are no medical doctors in the entire NY State Legislature- even though they pass a great deal of healthcare legislation."
Posted 10/23/2018 10:49AM
Second graders just went on their first field trip of the year! To enhance students' ongoing Social Studies exploration of Manhattan as an island, they visited both the East and Hudson Rivers. The idea of Manhattan as an island can be quite an abstract concept; it is proven via maps and photographs of the borough situated in the midst of its surrounding rivers to the east and west, the Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the north, and New York Harbor to the south...
Posted 10/10/2018 09:49PM
Last Friday, the sixth graders enjoyed a fall walk to Mount Sinai Hospital where they joined students from three other schools, all of whom will partake in the Sweet Readers program this year. Dr. Howard Fillit spoke to the group about Alzheimer's, including the history of research for a cure, some progress that has been made, hopeful medications, as well as what measures people can take early on to help prevent Alzheimer's...
Posted 10/10/2018 11:08AM
Students in 8th grade have been learning about various Aliyot to Israel (the immigration of Jews from the diaspora). Most recently, they have been learning about Operation Magic Carpet that brought 50,000 Yemenite Jews to the new State of Israel between June 1949 and September 1950. To learn more about the unique Yemenite laws and customs which have remained unchanged for nearly 2,000 years, students visited Tifereth Yisrael, a Yemenite Synagogue, this past Shabbat....
Posted 05/30/2018 09:30PM
Students and faculty are immensely proud of 8th grader Ilana P. for competing in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. The whole school was cheering her on --Kol HaKavod! To learn more, please read the New York Times article which featured Ilana as one of the "spelling stars of the city." For the article, click..
Posted 05/30/2018 12:22PM
The annual RAMAZ RETREAT was amazing. It all started with a full school tefilah where students heard from their new G.O. president Becky T., about the importance of taking time to relax and to reunify as a community and a school. After breakfast, students traveled up to Camp Lavi where they made full use of the facilities at camp, playing basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, and pretty much every other sport...
Posted 05/23/2018 05:14PM
Caleb T. passes to Cousin Nava F. during the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team's victory over at Bronx Letters 13-6. With a 29-15 victory over the School for Global Leaders earlier in the week, the team continues its undefeated season with a record of the 3-0.
Posted 05/16/2018 05:05PM
Fifth graders attend the Design Workshop at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The workshop is focused on design using empathy - specifically accessibility for people with disabilities where disability is viewed as a design opportunity. Students had a great time learning about the different ways design could create healthy happy spaces for those around them.
Posted 05/10/2018 12:06AM
Over the past few months, second graders have been studying New York City landmarks. Prior to studying a specific landmark, students participated in exciting field trips! They began the year by visiting both the East and Hudson Rivers, where students appreciated Manhattan's existence as an island surrounded by water and connecting bridges...
Posted 05/09/2018 02:23PM
On Thursday, the freshman grade rode the 6 train down to Union Square to see a special matinee performance of "The Rebecca Play," one of the Genesis Plays as part of the The In[heir]itance Project. This play depicts the sibling rivalry between Yaakov and Esav and how their mother Rebecca dealt with this dynamic among her twin sons...
Posted 05/02/2018 01:19PM
To support their penguin study in science, first graders visited the Central Park Zoo to observe the penguins first-hand. After learning about different adaptations that help penguins survive in their extreme habitat, students acted out how penguins avoid predators in the icy waters and created different species of penguins....
Posted 03/26/2018 03:45PM
The 7th Grade had their final session with visiting artist, Jeff Hopkins, from the Jewish Museum. Following a tour of the current exhibit, "Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress," Mr. Hopkins visited the MS and ran a three part workshop where students learned how to create their own unique fashion illustrations influenced by their visit to the exhibit...
Posted 03/26/2018 03:41PM
Students attended the 9/11 memorial for their senior excursion last week. We've always learned about what happened on 9/11, but being in the museum was a totally different and moving experience. One of the most impactful parts of the museum was hearing the voicemail boxes of those who were killed during the crash, filled with messages from worried and terrified loved ones...
Posted 03/26/2018 03:20PM
The Freshman grade had the exceptional opportunity to visit the Frick Collection on 5th Ave to see the new highly acclaimed and widely discussed exhibition featuring the portraits of Jacob and his Twelve sons by the Spanish Romantic painter Francisco de Zurbarán. The exhibition includes thirteen large portraits depicting Jacob and his twelve sons based on Jacob's blessings at the end of Sefer Bereshit...
Posted 03/26/2018 03:13PM
Seniors in Ms. Barak's Honors Hebrew class went to Temple Emanu-El to view the documentary "Ben Gurion, Epilogue." This documentary was created when two Israeli filmmakers found the 6-hour footage of an interview with Ben Gurion that nobody had ever seen, conducted at his home in the Negev when he was 82...
Posted 03/26/2018 02:56PM
Juniors enjoyed their recent excursion to the Museum of Moving Image, a media museum, located in Astoria, Queens. Students started the day with an exciting college guidance program followed by the trip to the museum - an interesting and interactive experience...
Posted 03/14/2018 05:48PM
Brooklyn was bustling with freshmen as students took advantage of some of the many sights to see. Students had a great time baking matzah at Ateres Shlomo under the guidance of Rav Twerski. They started by learning some of the intricate laws of the process of the matzah baking experience - from the time the water and flour were mixed until the matzot came out of the ovens...
Posted 03/13/2018 12:22PM
The students of Ms. Barak's Honors Israeli Culture course attended a screening of the new Israeli movie, "Foxtrot", at the JCC as part of the course's lesson plan. Throughout this year, the Honors Israeli Culture course has explored many aspects of Israeli culture, such as art, music, poetry, literature, and film...
Posted 03/12/2018 03:27PM
To support the history curriculum in the 6th grade, the students went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students focused on Renaissance Art and some students also had time to explore the museum's wing of Medieval armor. The wonderful guides explained to students how the art displayed culture from the time period and how Europeans lived during the Renaissance...
Posted 02/21/2018 06:15PM
As a culminating activity to the units on circuits and light, the fourth graders had the opportunity to experience STEAM in the outside world by visiting the Brooklyn Robot Foundry. At the Brooklyn Robot Foundry students participated in a workshop where they made their own glow pets. The robots were built by creating a parallel circuit using a battery pack, two LEDs (lights), and two tilt switches...
Posted 02/20/2018 10:00PM
The Sophomore grade attended The Sephorim Sale at Yeshiva University. The trip began in a lecture hall where students heard from Rabbi Schiowitz about the importance of YU in the Modern Orthodox community and the significance of the annual seforim sale...
Posted 02/07/2018 09:45PM
The 10th grade World Jewish History classes visited the MET's new exhibition, "Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings." As part of the transnational 10th grade History curriculum, students have been exploring the experiences of industrialization, democratization, and the development of the nation-state on both sides of the Atlantic...
Posted 02/07/2018 09:41PM
Junior Art classes went on an excursion to see the beautiful David Hockney Retrospective. The show marks Hockney's 80th birthday with a large selection of his exuberant, light filled paintings, drawings & photographs...
Posted 02/07/2018 03:13PM
The 7th grade participated in its longstanding annual partnership with the Jewish Museum. In preparation for touring the current exhibit on display, Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, guest artist Jeff Hopkins visited each class to enable students to preview some of the garments on display. Hopkins posed a series of questions to students, prompting them to look at each piece with a critical eye...
Posted 02/05/2018 03:18PM
Students started the day in iPlay America, where they went go-karting, took thrill rides, played laser tag and arcade games, all followed by lunch. They then headed toward the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel and started the program with amazing pre-Shabbat ruach and Kabbalat Shabbat. After dinner seniors attended choice sessions on various topics including: "The Myopic Epidemic:Towards a Broader Perspective on Religion in the Modern Day", as well as, "Curve-balls and Change-ups: Preparing For What Life Has To Throw At Us."...
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