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Black History, Black Culture

By: Inwood Academy

Aminata Gueye, founder and president of Inwood Academy’s Black Student Union, shares her thoughts on our country’s black history and black culture. Aminata is senior at Inwood Academy and has been president of our Black Student Union since 2016. Currently, there are 13 members in the group. Interview by Cindy Burgos Can you tell me […]

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Collaborating with Community and Across Curriculum

By: Wendy Leigh Curtis, High School Studio Art Teacher

As I reflect on my students’ efforts, I see their commitment to learning and serving our community as a reflection of their pursuit to succeed in postsecondary education and career. While I am proud of the work we do at Inwood Academy, we could not do it without our extended community. With support from Lowes […]

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Awards and Honors

By: Christina Reyes, Founder & Executive Director

Since our school opened its doors to our first class of fifth-grade students seven years ago, award ceremonies have placed an important role in how we recognize students’ hard work and achievements. On June 7, our Academic Ceremony for grades nine to eleven recognized individual students’ achievements in academics, arts, athletics, community service, character, and […]

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Beyond School Walls

By: Daniel Gaffney, High School Assistant Principal

Too often, people take for granted that kids have access to certain things. Some assume that any child who lives in a vibrant urban city has experienced many of its free learning resources. At Inwood Academy, we take full advantage of what New York City has to offer by taking our students on field trips. […]

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Mastery–based Learning

By: John Harrison

We began our first school year in 2010, a small group of eager teachers, myself included, housed in a trailer outside a local public school. We were entrusted with 125 fifth graders, charged with the task of supporting their educational growth by meeting their specific learning needs. This first group of children will be entering […]

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Oh How the Years Go By!

By: Christian Guerrero

One of our founding teachers recently came upon a class picture of our now 8th grade students when they were in 5th grade – our first class of Inwood Academy. These kids are like our babies, our first born, our princes and princesses! The first thing I saw was the obvious differences in appearance. The […]

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