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!

News and Announcements

  • Broadway Comes to WSC Broadway award-winning actress, Nikki M. James, visited our school to meet with students in the Wingspan After School Performing Arts program.  The week prior, students attended a performance of the Broadway show Ms. James is currently assistant directing, Once on This Island.    Engagement was high as students shared their reactions to the musical and asked questions about pursuing careers in the performing arts. The questions posed by our students were thoughtful and impressive.  Ms. James has appeared in Les Miserables and Book of Mormon, for which she received an Emmy for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She will be performing at Shakespeare in the Park this summer.
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:26 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Urban Advantage gives WSC an advantage during iInquire Week WSC students and teachers are eagerly anticipating our annual iInquire Science Immersion Week this month, when our school will be transformed into a science institute with full days of science exploration, investigation, and discovery.  Students will launch rockets, design electronic cars and animal habitats, explore the physics of music, and examine DNA under a microscope.  Once again, we are grateful to our partnership with Urban Advantage, which provides our students access to museum and zoo visits, laboratory experiments and planetarium experiences.  The article linked here provides deeper insight into the benefits of museum-school collaborations, and describes how WSC teacher Mr. Weissman is using Urban Advantage training and materials to build an iInquire Week water study curriculum. https://www.edweek ...
    Posted May 2, 2018, 6:40 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Saturday Film Academy West Side Collaborative collaborated with the New York Public Library to present students with the unique opportunity to explore motion pictures film as a science and technology, and as a tactile art-making experience.  In a series of workshops offered this fall, students were able to shoot and hand-process Super8mm film  with professionals in the Association of Moving Image Archivists and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  At the conclusion of the workshop series, students presented at a film festival at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  Congratulations to our WSC filmmakers!
    Posted Dec 13, 2017, 11:53 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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