Riverdale Country School

PS/MS 279

With the encouragement of the NYC Mayor’s FundRiverdale Country School has developed a partnership with PS/MS 279, a K-8 public school in the Bronx.  Over time, the schools have met to strategize how to best implement their partnership.  Out of these meetings with the administrators and the student government, two initial programs have been instituted. 

As a result of this initiative, Riverdale students have been given the opportunity to work closely with and learn about students from PS/MS 279.  With students coming from very different backgrounds (nearly 100% of PS/MS 279 students are on free or reduced lunch), the primary goal of this partnership is to extend the bonds of friendship and community between both schools while also providing both academic and enrichment activities for all students.

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