New York Sector

Progressive School of Long Island, USA
By Eric Jacobson

We negotiated an agreement with the neighborhood and the town for expansion in Middle School (7th and 8th grade) We had all of our building plans approved.
Construction will begin within 2 weeks

We were in the news (paper and TV) several times this year for …
-a first grader had an art exhibit at a local science museum
-a second grader created a service project to restore a famous antique carousel
-a sixth grader scored first place in Nassau County in a math competition, and will be the youngest of a 4 person team to represent New York in a National Championship
-a fifth grader starred on Broadway in the Lion King, and was also in South Pacific at Carnegie Hall, to be aired on public TV this month

Our theme this year is “Year of Hope,” and my personal highlight was during an assembly (which was attended by a Didi in uniform) for Women’s History when a fifth grader wrote an original song about Hope that included Baba Nam Kevalam at the end of each stanza.