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Vision and Mission Statement

I.S. 217 Vision

As a community of learners, we will ignite a passion for learning in our students and nurture their personal, emotional and academic growth. Through a rigorous education students will be empowered to become respectful, responsible and productive citizens who serve their communities and society.

I.S. 217 Mission

The mission of I.S. 217 is to recognize students as individuals and help them apply classroom learning to everyday life and to become creative problem solvers. We will focus on improving professional pratices, effectively implementing common core learning standards and providing enrichment experiences that will promote students' ability to build positive relationships and value their education.

Stella Adler Studio of Acting

I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts teams with Stella Adler Studio of Acting for drama program.


Upcoming Events

Principal's Message


Dear Parents and Guardians:

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to a new school year! This year I look forward to working with each of you to ensure that your child has a rewarding educational experience. Our students are our future leaders and If we work together as partners, there is nothing that they cannot accomplish!

This year we will continue to implement the Common Core learning Standards in all subject areas. Although the standards are rigorous they are designed to make sure that all of our students are college and career ready. We will focus on identifying your child's strengths and areas for growth so that we can provide them the support that they need to excel academically and socially.


Quick Links for Parents and Students

Mark your calendar with important dates such as the first and last days of school, state exams, and Chancellor's Conference Day.
Learn more about the wide range of options available and how to enroll in various pre-K through high school programs.
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Menus
Wondering what's for lunch tomorrow? Look up monthly menus for all grade levels and programs.
High School Graduation Requirements
New York State High School Graduation Requirements differ depending on the year you enter 9th grade.
  Rules and Policies
The Student’s Bill of Rights spells out what you’re accountable for ... and what you can expect from your school.
Homework Resources
A list of resources to help you complete your homework assignments.
  Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts Programs
Learn about the many opportunities available to stretch your creativity.
College and Career Resources
Explore career interests, learn more about college options (including financial aid), or get help finding a job.
Learn about our middle school (C.H.A.M.P.S.) and high school athletic leagues (P.S.A.L.).
Scholarships, Competitions, and Local Activities
List updated weekly with citywide opportunities for all grade levels.
Find your bus route (all you need is your student I.D.), MetroCard eligibility, and other important transporation information.

Respect For All (RFA)
What should you do if you believe another student has harassed or discriminated against you or if you have witnessed such behavior? Other bullying/harassment questions are answered in the RFA policy.