Every week we highlight and learn about a different NYC private school in order to give our readers a more in-depth feel for the cultural, academic and diverse atmospheres that each school provides.
The New York Institute for Special Education, located in Bronx County, is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian educational facility which provides quality educational programs for children with special needs. These special needs range from blindness and visual impairment, emotional and learning needs and preschoolers who have developmental delays.
The NYISE is a school who’s mission is to provide excellent educational programs with appropriate related services to all students at the Institute in order that they may become successful contributing members of society.
The NYISE belongs to the National Association of Private Special Education Centers. It teaches Pre-K through grade 12, and has a wonderful Teacher to Student ration of 1:6.
The school year for NYISE consists of 180 school days, which is the same as the NY public calendar of 180 days, and averages 6 hours per day for students.
A Brief History of the NYISE:
- The school was founded in 1831 as The New York Institution for the Blind as one of the first schools in the United States to provide an educational program for children who were blind or visually impaired.
- Early in the twentieth century, the name was changed to The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind to emphasize the educational character of the school.
- In the 1980′s educators recognized the need to provide programs designed specifically for students with learning and emotional disabilities.
- In 1986, the school’s name was changed to The New York Institute for Special Education to better reflect this expanded focus and commitment to children with a variety of disabilities.
The NYISE is a wonderful addition to the NYC Private School environment.