PS 290 Manhattan New School

2021 National Blue Ribbon School Profile
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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:

Please note that all adult visitors must present photo ID and sign in with Security 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: Applications through the DOE are closed. Please see our Admissions page for details on eligibility and enrollment. Late registrants: contact us at

  • Pre-K and 3-K Enrollment:  Applications through the DOE are closed. Children born in 2019 apply to Pre-K and children born in 2020 apply for 3-K. See our Admissions information and highlights of the curriculum

  • Enrollment for grades 1 through 5 is managed by our school. Please email us at

School Tours and Information on the Curriculum

  • Our school tours are complete at this time. Rest assured that if you are offered and accept a spot for fall 2023, you will have an opportunity to visit the school before you start. 

  • See our Admissions page for a virtual tour of a 3-K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom.

  • Please look through our website for information on the curriculum and visit our Pre-K & 3-K section of the website for information on the program.


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 School Lunch and Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for programs. You're not required to provide any personal information. A paper copy was sent home via backpack and the online link was sent via email. 

Recent Event Highlights

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 and MNS Cares for organizing  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.) 

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