Principal's Message

Welcome to our School. Nothing Ordinary, only the Best.  I am excited and honored to welcome each and every on of you to the beginning of a new school year at School of performing Arts-IS217X. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. 

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I.S. 217 Vision & Mission


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


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 practices, effectively implementing common core learning standards and providing enrichment experiences that will promote students' ability to build positive relationships and value their education.

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 transportation  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.