Dress-down day for summer birthdays!
Monday October 3 is a dress-down day for students whose birthdays fall between June 24 and September 9. See your grade-level coordinator for a bracelet! All other students should be in full uniform.
The mission of Park East is to educate all students to be critical thinkers by conducting research, solving complex problems, clearly expressing ideas through writing, providing evidence to support arguments and reading challenging texts. By completing a rigorous curriculum, our students graduate prepared for the challenges of college.
In our classes and through a highly structured advisory system, we help students develop individual and social responsibility by expecting the highest personal and academic standards. Athletics, school-wide activities and traditions at Park East reflect our commitment to being an inclusive, fun-loving and respectful community. Through their educational experiences, Park East students acquire a set of values and a sense of kinship that allow them to realize and reach ambitious goals.
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
I am thrilled to welcome you all back for the year we get to be truly whole and together in full at Park East.
Our building has undergone some serious renovations that will better meet our needs. We have three new beautiful (larger) classrooms. One of our projects for the year will be to give them new names and forever mark this moment. We have also opened a new staircase to minimize crowding in our hallways and stairs – the staircase needs a new name too! We have new teacher offices and new spaces for small group instruction, so we can better build on our successful practice of instructing students in groups of 3-5 to help you achieve strong academic success and be ready to kill it in college.
As we begin this exciting school year and welcome the Class of 2026 to our community, I encourage you to keep our school motto in mind. Purpose, preparation, and pride are not just words. Together, they represent a beacon to shape our futures.
Set your purpose, your intentions, your goals. To achieve your purpose, focus on careful preparation with the support of those around you and with your most thoughtful planning. Do everything with pride in yourself, your school, your family, and all the communities you belong to.
Our vision as a school is to create graduates who are ready to meet the challenges of our complicated, messy world and make it a better place by being lifelong voters, jurors, and social justice activists. As your principal, I constantly refer back to purpose, preparation, and pride as my guide to lead you to achieve your academic, social, and personal goals and have a lot of fun along the way.
Let’s go, Park East! Let’s go, Pride!
Dr Suzy Ort
As of September 2021, all visitors to Park East MUST show proof of vaccination to enter the building. If you need to pick up a student and do not have proof of vaccination, please call 212-831-1517 x 104 and wait for them outside. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our learning environment safe. Vaccination is highly encouraged for all family and community members.