School in the Square (S2) engages, educates and empowers adolescents in Washington Heights to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. S2 draws its name from the concept of the public square, where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. We envision S2 as a place where students, families and educators are seen, heard and inspired, and where students build the academic foundations, emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. In line with our commitment to equity and diversity, S2 is dedicated to serving all students by providing a differentiated and inclusive learning environment.

Academic Achievement at S2

As part of our commitment to sparking a passion for learning in every student, we think it is important to give students the opportunity to feel the thrill of accomplishment, to celebrate their successes and to cheer on their peers. At the close of every quarter, we hold an awards ceremony and invite the entire S2 community, including siblings, guardians and parents, to applaud our students' hardwork and dedication over the previous months.  Following are descriptions of the awards given. 

Principal's List: Awarded to students who achieve a 90% or higher in every core subject 
Honor Roll: Awarded to students who achieve a 90% or higher average in all core subjects combined. 
Honorable Mention: Awarded to students who achieve a 90% grade or higher in any core subject. Quarter grade is 90 or higher in any core subject


S2 Distance Learning

A Peek inside S2

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