PS 290 Manhattan New School

2021 National Blue Ribbon School Profile

PS 290, Manhattan New School (MNS) is committed to promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where all students develop their own identities and embrace the identities of others. Our rigorous academic and social emotional curriculum reflects the intellectual curiosity of our students, preparing them for academic success and responsible citizenship. At MNS, life-long learning habits are rooted in reflective practices and a growth mindset perspective.

U.S. Department of Education

National Blue Ribbon School 

PS 290 Manhattan New School 


School Announcements

We are thrilled to announce that our school our school has been awarded the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education as an

Exemplary High-Performing School for 2021!


Welcome back to school!

Covid Health Screeners are no longer required of students before school. Please note that all adult visitors must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter the school building.


  • Kindergarten Enrollment: Please see our Admissions page for details on eligibility and enrollment. 

  • Pre-K and 3-K Enrollment: See Admissions information and highlights of the curriculum

  • School Tours: We expect to hold in-person tours in late spring for families who have been offered and who have accepted a spot for fall 2023. See our Admissions page for a virtual tour of a 3-K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.


Admissions questions? Please contact

MNS Families:

  Make sure you have sent in your Emergency Contact Form! This is required for every student each year. 

  Be sure to complete your Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for programs.

       A paper copy was sent home via backpack and the online link was sent via email. 

School Calendar



No need to add every half day, holiday or PTA event to your calendar one at a time!  Just subscribe to the MNS calendar.  

For Google Calendar: click here.


For iCal, add a new calendar and use this url:  This link will also work for Outlook (just have Outlook open when you click the link.)