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!

In observance of Lunar New Year, schools are closed on Tuesday, February 1  

Mid-Winter Recess is February 21 - February 25 - schools are closed 


D.O.E. Health Screening: No one may enter the school building without first presenting a completed Health Screening. Parents/guardians must complete a health screening for their child before each day of in-person learning. Parents are urged to complete the online form here. Printable forms are also available. 

Kindergarten Enrollment: Please see our Admissions page for details on eligibility and how to apply. 


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

See our Admissions page for a virtual tour of a 3-K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classroom. Questions? Please contact

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.)