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Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

"I want to create the neighborhood school that I remember growing up with," Principal Ed Gilligan said.

Central Harlem »

Vinny Dotoli said he wants to challenge gifted students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Upper West Side »

The school takes students whose parents commit to helping their kids practice an instrument regularly. 

Boerum Hill »

Principal Dawn Meconi heads up Digital Arts & Cinema Technology High School in its first official year.

Crown Heights »

Variety in academics and extracurriculars is the goal at Elijah Stroud, Principal Olga Maluf says.

Upper East Side »

Manhattan Country School Director Michèle Solá wants her school to make new friends on the west side.

Chelsea »

"For our students to read James Baldwin is often transformative for them," Principal Brady Smith said.

Rockaway Park »

Brian O'Connell started Scholars' Academy 11 years ago.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

UA Gateway Principal April McKoy, 42, helped design the school on West 49th Street.

Far Rockaway »

Principal Shawn Rux of MS 53 released another music video featuring his students, "Motivate."

Clinton Hill »

At Principal Emily Paige's Urban Assembly Middle School, students are unscreened prior to admission.

Claremont »

Principal Jeff Palladino is in his fifth year at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.

Park Slope »

M.S. 88 serves a diverse student body with cutting edge learning tools.

Bed-Stuy »

Celeste Douglas-Wheeler of M.S. 57 helped turn around the failing school through a focus on the arts.

Yorkville »

Principal Samantha Kaplan talks about where the school is in its sixth year.