West Side Collaborative: WSC maintains a creative, rigorous environment that has kept children’s development central to its core mission for more than 20 years. Our school features unique programming, an innovative staff, and middle school experiences that challenge all students to develop their innate curiosity!

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  • Student Voices West Side Collaborative students were interviewed by Mastery Collaborative to better understand the effectiveness of using culturally responsive education along with mastery-based learning.  Culturally responsible education asks us to actively welcome young people's identities, experiences and interests into school, and to empower learners socially and academically.  Students speak about WSC's social community, building relationships, and being their best self.   https://www.springpointschools.org/blog/2017/08/power-student-voice-q-students/
    Posted Nov 17, 2017, 6:31 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Making History Relevant Step into the classrooms of West Side Collaborative and watch history come alive for students in very real and personal ways.  After studying the limits placed on free speech during World War I, eighth grade students were challenged to an authentic transfer task, reflecting on the current controversy underway in the NFL.   Students analyzed the limits of free speech placed on Americans by the Sedition Acts, and upheld in Schenck v. USA, during World War I.  Then, they were tasked with creating a PSA arguing that NFL players who kneel during the national anthem are, or are not, patriots.  A teacher-created website guided the process of creating multi-media content.Earlier this month, seventh grade students experienced Columbus Day ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:44 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Astronomy Night Students and teachers from West Side Collaborative were excited to bring their brand new telescope to Urban Starfest in Central Park this month! On September 9th, the Amateur Astronomer's Association (AAA) held its annual Urban Starfest in Central Park's Sheep Meadow.  Students were able to view the cosmos through the lens of our new telescope, which was generously donated by the Scopes for Schools program.  A program of the AAA, Scopes for Schools provides schools with high-quality telescopes in order to inspire young minds and develop an appreciation for astronomy.  West Side Collaborative will be creating an Astronomy Club of our own, and hope to host events for the school community as well as join with the ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2017, 6:53 AM by Suzannah Ohring
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West Side Collaborative Middle School 250
Phone: 212-866-6313
Parent Coordinator: 646-481-1677
Fax: 212-678-5295

Novella Bailey, Principal, nbailey@schools.nyc.gov
Wonda Perez, Guidance Counselor, wperez8@schools.nyc.gov
Suzannah Ohring, Administration/Middle School Choice Liaison, sohring@schools.nyc.gov
Beatrice Rodriguez, Parent Coordinator, brodriguez@schools.nyc.gov
Parent Teacher Association Board, PTA@wscnyc.org

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