School partners

The following organizations, institutions, and educational initiatives are working as partners to our school, helping to provide us with extra resources and expertise that enrich the education of our students.

The Marble Hill School is part of the New Century High Schools Initiative (NCHSI): a vital component of the New Visions organization, which is dedicated to improving the quality of education a child receives in the New York City Public School System.

DreamYard is an arts education organization committed to building stronger public school communities and neighborhoods. Since 1994, DreamYard has developed a program which provides an educational pathway for students from Kindergarten through 12th grade, a pathway in which the arts are an integral aspect of how children learn. This year, a team from DreamYard is serving as Artists in Residence at Marble Hill, and this group is helping the students put together their own production of Cyrano De Bergerac.

Many of our teachers are involved in the Peace Corps Fellows Program. Since 1985, this program at Teachers College has worked closely with the New York City Board of Education to place qualified and committed Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in New York City Public Schools. Most fellows receive partial scholarships to pursue master's degrees at Teachers College and gain state certification and city licensure.
Build On - Enhancing education and empowering youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self reliance through education.
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is a community based organization that promotes initiatives that "protect, preserve, and promote Van Cortlandt Park as a natural resource. Students from Marble Hill have fulfilled their community service requirements with this organization.

New York Cares has worked extensively with the Marble Hill School, and has done much to bring color to our hallways, with an ambitious painting project.

All New York Cares volunteer projects are team-based and flexibly scheduled. The organization embraces virtually every volunteer interest: homelessness, hunger, kids, education, seniors and the elderly, HIV/AIDS, the environment, urban renewal, and more.

The Peace Corps Fund supports programs conducted by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to implement the Third Goal of the Peace Corps Act help Americans understand the people and cultures of other countries and thereby make our country better informed and more engaged in world affairs.

History: Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College. Established in 1968 as an independent college of The City University of New York and named for Herbert H. Lehman, the great New York Governor, U.S. Senator, philanthropist, and humanitarian. During World War II, Lehman's campus became the main national training site for women in the military. For six months in 1946, the campus served as interim headquarters for the newly formed United Nations.
The College Now program at Lehman College offers highly motivated high school students the opportunity to take college-credit courses while they are still in high school. The credits that students accumulate through the College Now program are transferable to other CUNY colleges, SUNY colleges, and most private universities. -Source: Lehman College
Open Stages offers and in-depth theater experience for both teachers and students. It brings thousands of public-school students from New York City's five boroughs to see the very best that live theater has to offer.
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Champions of Change

MHSIS Teacher chosen as a Champion of Change by The White House.

Educators from across the country came to the White House to discuss how to ensure every child receives a first-rate education. These Champions of Change are working day in and day out to prepare our students to be competitive in an increasingly global market.

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How one school got over the top

Principal Kirsten Larson said Marble Hill HS received more than 100 points due to “a lot of hard work.” But the following factors probably helped, too.

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