The Ideal School of Manhattan is an independent private non-profit school that serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade children with special needs. The school is located at 4 W. 76th Street in Manhattan.
Education at The Ideal School of Manhattan is characterized by individual learning, small class sizes, low student-teacher ratios, team teaching, instructional flexibility, and personal attention. Each child is encouraged to develop a healthy self esteem and respect for others. School faculty celebrate differences and diversity among the students.
The school was founded in 2005 with kindergarten through second grade classrooms. The school’s population is currently made up of students through fifth grade, but expansion plans include curricula up through eighth grade.
The academic curriculum at The Ideal School of Manhattan is based on integrating content with skills surrounding a central theme. A variety of teaching methods are used including hands-on activities, discussions, research, cross-curricular connections, and more.
The Elective Program is a specialized curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child.
The Zenith Program is designed for students with additional support and instruction needs and includes one-on-one speech therapy, occupational therapy, or academic support; social skills classes; A dedicated instructor for individual special needs; extended parent/teacher conference time; and a lot more.
An Extended Day Program is also in place with supervised activities Monday through Thursday until 5:30 p.m. and on Friday until 4:30 p.m.
The Ideal School of Manhattan is a thriving community of educators dedicating to serve the elementary school needs of special needs children.