ABOUT US

Experience The IDEAL Difference

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York’s only K-12+ independent inclusion school. Our mission is to affirm and accept the full identities of all people while inspiring academic excellence, creative leadership, and a desire to build a more just and equitable world.

The school’s core principles are Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence, Acceptance, and Leadership. Every aspect of the IDEAL experience–instruction, assessment, program, enrichment–reflects a research-based commitment to inclusion education as a means for academic excellence.

Our exceptional academic program is based on the belief that students learn best when we set a high bar and scaffold the path to achievement through differentiation. Lower School (K-5) classes are co-taught by a general educator and a learning specialist. Middle School (6-8) classes cultivate lifelong learning skills. High School (9-12) is uniquely student-driven, flexible, and inclusive. Next Steps is a postsecondary transition program for students who would benefit from an alternative or ramp to college that supports each student’s continued progress and builds real-world living skills.

Please visit www.theidealschool.org/admissions to learn more about our Upper West Side campus or for admission and financial aid information.

The IDEAL School of Manhattan
314 W 91st St
New York, NY 10024
Email: admissions@theidealschool.org
Phone: 212-769-1699
Online: https://www.theidealschool.org/