New Rochelle’s Magnet Program Open House Just a reminder that New Rochelle will have its yearly open house at the Barnard School this Friday at 6:30 p.m. (postponed from this evening due to the snow storm). A great opportunity to go and learn of the wonderful opportunities offered to young students 4 years of age (by December 31 – half day program) and full day Kindergarten classes (age 5 by December 31) and also seasonal after school programs for Grades One and Two. Barnard also has a Universal Pre-Kindergarten one year program.
The four year program (ending after Grade 2) places a strong emphasis on language development for young children. Adapted from the Reggio Emilia approach, the program incorporates problem solving, language developement, higher-order thinking skills using a hands-on approach. There is a rich arts program, which enables the children to explore and grow. After Grade 2, students can either return to their local elementary school where a place will be held or attend another of New Rochelle’s Magnet programs at either Columbus or Daniel Webster. Anyone hoping to have their child attend the 4 year program should attend the open house, and if unable to do so, should call the school (914-576-4622) for an appointment. All applications must be delivered in person to the Magnet Office, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, 2nd Floor by Friday, February 11, 2011 at 5 p.m. There will be a public lottery on Friday, February 18 at 1 p.m. in the Board of Educaton Meeting Room on the second floor of City Hall.
NEW ROCHELLE is GREAT!