Manhattan New School, P.S. 290, is a true community of learners as evidenced by our rigorous academics and the dynamic relationship between students, teachers, administrators, staff and families. The essence of our philosophy is to encourage a child’s natural curiosity, to develop a commitment to lifelong learning and to promote social responsibility as global citizens. 

School Announcements

Kindergarten Enrollment has just opened! Please see our Admissions page for details on eligibility and how to apply

Nov 19, 2020

Our School Building Is Closed Temporarily - Remote Instruction Only

Sep 10, 2020

Health & Safety Updates

COVID-19 Protocols for PS 290 and Updates from the Deparatment of Education

Please click here for important details on requirements for families and school protocols.  

Parents must complete a health screening for their child before each day of in-person learning. Parents are urged to complete the online form here. Paper forms will also be available. 

No one may enter the school building if they have:

-  Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath within the past 10 days

-  Received a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days

-  Been in close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or

-  Traveled internationally or from a state listed in the New York State Travel Advisory(Open external link) in the past 14 days.

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates: Return to School 2020

Sep 21, 2020

Resources for Families

Free Meals for Students

In-school and remote students can receive free grab and go breakfast/lunch starting at 7:45am.

Fully Remote Instruction

To switch from Blended Learning to Fully Remote instruction, please complete this online form with the DOE. The November 2 - 15 window to switch from Fully Remote to Blended has concluded.

Laptops on Loan from the DOE

To request an internet-enabled iPad from the DOE, fill out this online form.

Jan 01, 2020

Admissions for New Students

Prospective parents can learn about admissions criteria on our website under Admissions.

Questions? Email Enrollment@ps290.org

Learn more about Kindergarten for 2020-2021. 

Learn more about Pre-K for 2020-2021. 

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PS 290 Manhattan New School
311 East 82nd St.
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-734-7127 Fax: 212-772-8879