Our Approach

IS 289 provides a nurturing and challenging environment where teachers encourage students to cultivate their best intellectual, artistic and emotional selves. Our curriculum fosters hard work, determination and resilience in the classroom balanced with teaching concepts that stimulate critical thinking, acting with principle and acquiring knowledge through inquiry. In addition, our flexible use of time and space stimulates collaborative work resulting in the invaluable reward of working and achieving as an academic team.

We believe in an inclusive community that maintains respect for its members by advocating for the individual rights of all people.

For in-depth information about our curriculum, please click on these 6th, 7th or 8th grade curriculum links. Or, for a 'fly-on-the-wall' insight into what students have been learning and doing in class this semester, please visit our What's Happening blog.


201 Warren Street, 5th Floor, New York NY 10282


Zeynep Ozkan, zozkan@is289.org

Assistant Principal

Dr. Andolyn Brown, abrown@is289.org

Parent Coordinator

Anne Albright, aalbright@is289.org