School Hours

2017 - 2018 Regular School Hours

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am     breakfast
  • 8:35 am:                students line up to go to their classrooms
  • 8:40 am:                first period begins
  • 2:55 pm:                last period ends

2018 - 2019 Regular School Hours

Lower School (K-2) 

8:15 am- 2:35pm 

Upper School (Pre-K & 3-7) 

8:35 am - 2:55pm 

Arrival Procedures

The school day officially begins at 8:35 a.m.  Breakfast service will take place in the cafeteria between 8:00am until 8:30 am for all students, except for Pre-K students, who have breakfast in their classroom. Students who are eating breakfast should enter the cafeteria directly through the playground. 

Students arriving to school prior to 8:35 a.m. will not be admitted into the school for early drop off. 

Parents of students in Kindergarten -6th grade, will use the playground entrance for drop-offs in the morning.  At 8:35 a.m. students will enter the building through the multipurpose room and wait in the class assigned line up area for their teachers to accompany them to their classrooms. Pre-K parents will use the main entrance for student arrivals at 8:25 am.   The Pre-K teacher will meet students in the vestibule and accompany them to their classroom. 

The front entrance of the school is locked between 8:00 am - 8:40 am Parents and students will not be allowed to enter or exit during these times.  Students are marked late if they arrive after 8:40 am. They must report to the main office to get a Late Pass before they can be admitted to class.



Arrival Time


Main entrance (127th St. & Morningside Ave.)

8:25 am
Teacher will meet students

K -2nd

School playground adjacent to the multipurpose room

8:35 am
Proceed to the multipurpose room in assigned class sections


School playground adjacent to the multipurpose room

8:35 am
Line up in playground in assigned class sections

Dismissal Procedures

All families will be dismissed via Exit E, which leads into the schoolyard.  There will be no dismissal from the front/main door.  The door will be locked from 2:55 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Third through sixth grade teachers will escort their students into the schoolyard, where they will wait for parents to pick-up their children.  Pre-K- second grade teachers will escort their students to the multipurpose room for dismissal.  Parents will be allowed to enter the multipurpose room at this time to pick-up their children.  Please complete the attached ‘Dismissal Request Form’ so the school staff knows who is authorized to pick-up your child.




Pre-K – 2nd

Multipurpose room

2:55 pm


3rd – 6th


2:55 pm

Inclement Weather



Grade 3rd – 6th students will enter cafeteria and report to assigned class sections.


All classes will remain in Multi-purpose room in designated areas for pick up


Breakfast service will take place in the cafeteria between 8:00-8:30 am for all students, except for Pre-K students, who have breakfast in their classroom.  Students who eat breakfast, should come into the cafeteria through the playground entrance.  Breakfast entry will end at 8:25 am.





8:00 am – 8:30 am



8:35 am



8:40 am – 9:25 am



9:27 am – 10:12 am



10:14 am – 10:59 am



11:01 am – 11:46 am

10:55 am – 11:45 am

Grades 1, 3 , 5  & 6 Lunch


11:48 am – 12:33 pm

11:40 am – 12:30 pm

Grades K, 2, & 4 Lunch


12:35 pm – 1:20 pm



1:22 pm – 2:07 pm



2:09 pm – 2:55 pm



 2:55 pm


School Closing Calendar 2017



September 7 Thursday

School Session Begins For All Students.

Early dismissal for kindergarten students at 1:25 PM.

*Partial school time for Pre-kindergarten public school students.

September 8 Friday

First full day for kindergarten students. Partial school time for Pre-Kindergarten public school students

September 21 & 22  Thursday & Friday

Rosh Hashanah (schools closed)

October 9 Monday

Columbus Day Observed (schools closed)

November 7  Tuesday

Election Day. Students will not be in attendance.

November 23 & 24  Thursday & Friday

Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed)

December 25 - January 1

Monday - Monday

Winter Recess (including Christmas and New Year's Day) (schools closed)


January 15 Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (schools closed)

February 16 - 23  Friday - Friday

Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday, observed) (schools closed)

March 30 - April 6 Friday - Friday

Spring Recess (including Passover) (schools closed)

May 28 Monday

Memorial Day Observed (schools closed)

June 7 Thursday

Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development. In all five boroughs students will not be in attendance.

June 11 Monday

June Clerical Day students will not be in attendance.

June 15 Friday

Eid-al-Fitr (schools closed)

June 26 Tuesday

Last Day For All Students. Early dismissal of all students 11:30 AM


*Parents will receive notification of Pre-K dismissal times