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!


Visiting the 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.


The Department of Education (DOE) manages enrollment for Kindergarten, Pre-K and 3-K. 

Please check the DOE Website for general guidelines and to sign up for updates.

  • Kindergarten Enrollment: Kindergarten applications open on December 7, 2022 and close on January 20, 2023. Please see our Admissions page for details on eligibility and enrollment. Families will apply online through MySchools

  • Pre-K and 3-K Enrollment: Applications open at the end of January. See Admissions information and highlights of the curriculum

  • School Tours: We expect to hold in-person tours for the 2023 academic year starting in mid-December. Please check back for dates and sign-up details. 

  • 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. 

Thank you 7-Eleven!

We are excited to announce that PS 290 has received a $1,500 grant from Project A-Game, 7-Eleven, Inc.'s community outreach program. We plan to use these funds to buy new recess equipment for our students as well as support our Responsive Classroom instruction.


Thank you to Jay Chakroborty, the franchise owner of the 1683 1st Avenue location (at 87th St.) for his generosity to our school community.

MNS Book Fair

Thank you to our school community for supporting the book fair!

To all the families who sent money and/or came with their children to enjoy the book fair

together, to those who donated to the MNS Book Fund and helped replenish classroom

libraries and make sure that every student in our school buys a book, even those without

funds. A special thanks goes to our book fair volunteers who helped the book fair run

smoothly and made it all possible. 

Thank you MNS Cares and the entire MNS Community!

Through your efforts and generosity, we were able to donate 300 bags of winter clothing to

families in need. Thank you Ashley for organizing  this - and all of our drives - and for

hand-delivering these much needed items.

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.)