ESA Turns 15!

Our 15th anniversary of ESA is going to the best one yet! Come out for a night of drinks, dancing, and celebrating all of the incredible accomplishments of the past 15 years as a school community. There will be an open bar, light food, a DJ, dancing, and an incredible silent auction to raise funds …

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Appeal for Panel Extension

If you project was canceled or you missed the deadline for a legitimate reason, you may submit a request for a Panel Appeal Hearing. Please fill out this form after speaking with your teacher and advisor.

Roundtables and Panels

A letter from our principal Wallace: Dear ESA Families, I hope you all had a restful winter break.  While we are embarking on a new year together, we are also coming to the end of the fall semester.  Over the next week, students will be finishing their final projects and preparing to demonstrate their learning …

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Spring Theater Production

Stellllllaaaaaaaaahhhhhh………………………………..What is the opposite of death?…….Desire…….I have always depended on the kindness of strangers …………………. What are those sounds you hear? Well that rattrap streetcar has been rumblin\’ its way around \”The Quarter\” and has found its way to the Lower East Side. Come see Tennessee Williams\’ timeless examination of the battling forces of gender …

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Outward Bound Retreats!

In the last 2 weeks, all 9th grade boys and girls were invited to the Outward Bound trips with their junior and senior Big Sibs in Fishkill, New York. Students collaborated in teams on low ropes challenges and challenged themselves to go on the high ropes courses. The trip was certainly an unforgettable experience for many …

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Neuroscience and Zero Tolerance

As part of the National Black Lives Matter in February, students in ESA\’s neuroscience class created a little video about why what we know about adolescent brains does not support zero tolerance policies. Please check it out here!

Teacher Blogs @ ESA

What is the instructional vision for ESA? What are teachers at ESA doing to make instruction more authentic for students? Check out to find out! For professional development, teachers have been writing blog posts about how they\’re adjusting and transforming their classes to make learning more authentic and relevant to students. Many of the …

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