P.S. 5 Ellen Lurie

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3703 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10034

Telephone: (212) 567-5787
Fax: (212) 567-5966
Grade level: PreK-5
District: 6

Department of Education

Principal: Wanda Soto

The Children's Aid Society

Community School Director: Madelyn Gonzalez

History and Program

The Ellen Lurie School opened in 1993 in partnership with The Children’s Aid Society as a full-service community school that supports learning and achievement for the entire family, supporting in particular a family-like culture that nurtures and educates new immigrant children and their families.

The partnership provides the following: After School, Saturday, Holiday and Summer Programs; school-based Medical, Dental, Mental Health and Preventive Services; Emergency Relief through the New York Times Neediest Fund; 0-to-4 education that includes Head Start, Early Head Start and programs for pregnant women; Parent, Family/Community Engagement  and Development opportunities (such as Family Resource Room, Vocational and Educational trainings, Adult Education, Advocacy and  Leadership opportunities).     

The school is named after Ellen Lurie, a community organizer, school board member, teacher, author and parent advocate. She devoted her life to school racial integration and to increasing meaningful parent participation within the school system, a legacy that the school faithfully follows.