Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Campus

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4600 Broadway (at 196th Street)
New York, NY 10040

Telephone: (212) 569-2880
Fax: (212) 304-3427
Grade levels: 6-12
District: 6

Department of Education

I.S. 218 Salomé Ureña de Henríquez
Principal: June Barnett
Grade level: 6-8

M.S. 293 City College Academy of the Arts
Principal: Bernadette Drysdale
Grade level: 6-12

M.S. 322
Principal: Erica Zigelman
Grade level: 6-8

The Children's Aid Society

Community School Director: Migdalia Cortes-Torres

History and Program

In 1992, The Children’s Aid Society joined in an unprecedented partnership with the New York City Board of Education, Community School District Six and other community-based partners to open the  Salomé Ureña Middle Academies (SUMA IS 218) as a full-service community school.  

In 2004 it was divided into 3 schools; Children's Aid still provides full services and programs to all of them. These include:  After School, Saturday, Holiday and Summer Programs; Medical, Dental (including orthodontics), Mental Health and Preventive Services; Emergency Relief through the New York Times Neediest Fund; Parent, Family and Community  Engagement  and Development opportunities (such as Family Resource Room, Vocational and Educational trainings, Adult Education, Advocacy and  Leadership opportunities). 

From its inception the school has served as a prototype for hundreds of community schools in the United States and abroad.     

The school is named after Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (1850-1897), a revered Dominican poet, feminist and educator --founder of the first school for girls in the Dominican Republic in 1881.