P.S. 50 Clara Barton

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1550 Vyse Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

Telephone: (347) 821-4234
Grade levels: PreK-5
District: 12

Department of Education

Principal: Kimberly Nohavicka

The Children's Aid Society

Community School Director: Gregoria Feliciano

History and Program

P.S.50 Clara Barton is the newest Children’s Aid Society Community School, the partnership began in 2012. The school supports learning and achievement for the entire family. It is named after Clara Barton, a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross.

P.S. 50 provides quality education for all students. This is accomplished in collaboration with the parents, the community, The Children’s Aid Society and other partners. Our goal is to prepare our student to meet high academic performance standards. We do this to ensure that our students will be able to compete successfully in the 21st Century.

In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and Department of Youth and Community Development OST, The Children’s Aid Society at P.S. 50 provides on-site child and family services during and after school, school holidays and summer. The primary goals of the After School Program is to provide academic support and enrichment, improve executive functions, and promote positive youth development and cultural awareness through creative arts, sports, literacy and mathematics, and social/emotional activities.

Health services are provided at the nearby CAS Bronx Family Center. Academic and educational enrichment for parents and family takes place at CAS neighboring school Fannie Lou Hammer H.S. through a multi-faceted adult education program where parenting workshops, ESL, and computer classes are offered throughout the school year. Social and cultural development takes place at PS 50 through informal classes, open houses and workshops such as healthy cooking. Emergency help is available through the New York Times Neediest Case Fund.