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

  • WSC Goes to University A small group of eighth grade WSC students had a true college experience this week! They were invited to visit the Fordham University campus and join college students in class.  Our students attended History Professor Dr. Mark Naison’s class “Rock and Roll to Hip Hop” alongside Fordham students.  The WSC eighth graders had a great deal to contribute to the class discussion! Students also toured the library, played basketball in the Fordham gymnasium, and visited the campus bookstore.  The visit was topped off with lunch at the iconic Pugley’s Pizzeria, where students were treated to an impromptu open mike session and saxophone concert.  Many thanks to eighth grade teacher and Fordham graduate, Ms. Rahiman, who arranged the ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:01 AM by Suzannah Ohring
  • Holocaust Survivor Visits WSC Eighth grade students had the extraordinary opportunity to meet Holocaust survivor, Paul Galan, who made a special appearance at our school this month.  Mr. Galan shared his experience as a child in Czechoslovakia, which fell under Nazi control when he was 6 years old. He told stories of being forced to wear the yellow Star of David and the constant bullying and death threats he received from his fellow students. Eventually, as Nazi anti-Semitic laws began to be applied to occupied German territories, he was placed under strict curfew and his father's grain business was given over to a Christian Czech.Eventually his family was rounded up and sent to an internment camp, where they were held for ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 2:05 PM by Suzannah Ohring
  • WSC Read-a-thon! Pajamas and slippers, paperbacks and hot chocolate -- welcome to the WSC All-School Read-a-thon!  Students took pleasure in cozying up with their books for a morning of reading and relaxation.  Some even came prepared with pillows and blankets!  While the goal of the event was to build reading stamina, the result was classrooms filled with students taking the time to delve deeply into the characters and action of a story of their choice.  Snacks and hot chocolate were available, and students were able to participate in our “Reading in the Hood” fundraiser by paying $1 for the privilege of wearing a hat or hood.  Many thanks to all the families who supported our read-a-thon with monetary ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2016, 10:23 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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