THE DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM:

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THE DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM:

MS 256, a screened middle school located on
the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is proud to
announce the launch of a new French Dual
Language Program to begin in the fall of 2013
for incoming sixth grade students.
The program
is

open to participants of elementary school
French Dual Language and Bilingual programs,
as well as English Language Learners and French
heritage language speakers. Students are
expected to be proficient or fluent in reading,
writing, and speaking French p
rior to entering
the program.


An extension of the successful Manhattan
elementary school French dual language
program at the Lillian Webster School for the
Arts, PS 84, the program at MS 256 is designed
to provide advanced French education for
middle sch
ool students already fluent in the
language. The Dual Language Program will have
four components: Advanced French Language
Arts, Math and Social Studies taught in French
and optional after school programs in French.
It
is also our intent to offer student
s a one
-
of
-
a
-
kind culminating trip to France at the conclusion
of eighth grade.






The program will begin

with one French Dual Language class in grade
six in the fall
of 2013. In 2014, we will accept
another class, encompassing grades six and
seven.

By 2015, we anticipate having one class
in each grade; our first Dual Language class will
graduate in June, 2016. The application for
admission can be
accessed on the MS 256
website:
http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/0
3/M256/default.htm
, or by emailing the
school’s parent coordinator, Starrlynn Fikaris, at
sfikaris@schools.nyc.gov
.



A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT MS 256
:

A


small
” school of
less than 200 students, MS
256 employs

some of the

best teachers in New
York City and is currently ranked in the top third
of
all
NYC elementary and middle schools.

Our
size enables us to provide a personalized
learni
ng environment for our students


no
s
tudent “falls through the cracks,” as we help
our students grow not just academically, but
socially and emotionally as well.

While
we
know that literacy and mathematics are very
important to our students’ success, we

value
the arts and provide classes in
Music, Drama,
Visual Arts, and (in the future) Dance.

MS 256
believes in and commits to educating the whole
child.


STATISTICS:

Our students’ academic growth over the last
three years has been considerable.

During the
2011
-
2012
school year
the number o
f students
meeting proficiency in English Language Arts
(Level 3 or 4) increased 5% and the number of
students meeting proficiency in Mathematics
(Level 3 or 4) increased 6%. When measuring
growth by students moving up a level, s
chool
-
wide

23% of stu
dents

moved up one level in
ELA and

26% of students
moved up one level in
Math.



PARTNERSHIPS:

MS 256
partners with many cultural
, academic,
and

athletic

institutions

in NYC. Past and
present partnerships include:



Wellness in the Schools (WITS)



Urban Adv
antage




The Shubert Foundation



Play Rugby USA



The New York Historical Society



New York Road Runners



EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

MS 256 offers after
-
school programs in the
following academic, social
-
emotional, artistic,
and athletic areas:



Track and Field



Volleyball



Basketball



Flag Football



Soccer








Visual Arts







Guitar







Choir







Double Dutch







Step




Chat Room (Counseling)



Tutoring



Homework Help



High School Prep



School Newspaper



Faculty 2012
-
2013

Jeffrey

Perl



Principal

Stephen Rau



Assistant Principal

Es
ther Grimaldi



Business Manager

Starrlynn Fikaris



Parent Coordinator

Elena Rangel



School Secretary


David
Patterson



ESL Coordinator

Jessica Fazekas



Special Ed Coordinator


Rease Diroche



SAPIS Worker

Ken Greenfield



Guidance Counselor

Liz Lasky



Social Worker [RAPP]

Michael Bernstein


Social

Work Intern


Marci Kim Guarriello


Speech Pathologist

Judy Lief Recalde


School Psychologist


Marde McBreen



Visual Arts/Science

Patrick McGee



Science

Brenda Gutierrez




Music

Enid Soto



Spanish/Social Studies


Shawn West


Special

Ed
/Physical Education

Kri
sten Birchard


Special Ed/Science + Math

Jane Kim



Special Ed/Social Studies

Queona Finley



Special Ed/Math

Lauren Ge
rshkow



Special
Ed/ELA


Ross Lanvin




Math
ematics

Elizabeth Lang



Math
ematics

Liz Khinda





Math
ematics


Michelle Camilo





ELA

Erin Walsh



ELA/AR

Coordinator

Jeffrey Macculloch



ELA


Keith Nimetz




Paraprofessional


























The French Dual Language Program

@

Middle School 256


Joan of Arc Educational Complex
154 West 93 Street

New York, NY 10025

Phone: (212) 222
-
2857

Fax: (212) 531
-
0586

http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/03/M
256/default.htm