Chinese New Year Celebrations
The Chinese language students at the International Academy of New York often collaborate on larger format art projects. Here, some of our first and second graders create a collage with a nod to Keith Haring, and then some of our 4th and 5th graders do calligraphy to celebrate the Lunar New Year. They all wish you health and happiness in the Year of the Ox!
Note of Appreciation
Distance Learning isn't easy! This note from a parent is so appreciated:
"What these teachers did to set up for remote learning this week is nothing short of amazing. The care they put into planning their curriculum, the organizing they did of all their materials, and the clear communications are such a relief, especially for a working parent trying to make this work. Their skill, their dedication, their love for this work is inspiring and I’m grateful everyday that my children’s learning is in their virtual care."
After the holidays, everyone in our school was tested for COVID-19, and all the results came back negative. We have our entire community to thank for remaining vigilant about health protocols, allowing us to continue in-person learning.
First School Newspaper!
Our 4th and 5th Graders took it upon themselves to launch a school newspaper and now, the first edition of "90th Street News" is published! The students worked hard with interviews, editorial, and layout with supervision and assistance from Ms. Siddiqui and Mr. Schwed. Take a peek inside to read the stories about our school opening, interviews with teachers, poetry and songs in Spanish and Chinese, health tips, sneaks peeks into our pods, the Thankful Diary and a special interview with Ms. Nasreen. 90th St. News Issue #1
Head of School Announcement
Letter from the Board of Directors, announcing our next Head of School:
Dear IANY Families: On behalf of the IANY board, it is my pleasure to announce Ms. Nasreen Ikram Hussain as the next school head... read more..
Ms. Hussain brings rich experience to IANY. Click here to read her bio
After months of careful planning, our school reopened for 100% in-person learning on September 14th. Welcome back, students! Thank you to our amazing staff and parents.
Feature on News China
As a result of our participation in the CGCC Gala, China News came to our school to report on our unique bilingual curriculum. Click here to see the whole video.
Performance at the CGCC Gala 2019
We were honored to be asked to participate in the annual gala for the China General Chamber of Commerce. Seven of our Chinese language learners performed traditional songs and our music teacher Jiaoyue Lyu played piano in front of a crowd of more than 400 attendees. This was a global awards ceremony celebrating meaningful relationships between the US and China. Click here to see the performance.
Music Video Premiere!
A few of our Chinese language students from Pre-K and Grade 2 worked hard last spring to learn a popular song by the group S.H.E. The result is this remarkable music video, which also features our Chinese music teacher, Jiaoyue Lyu, playing the guqin. We gathered for the premiere on September 21st. Well done! Click on the photos to get the link.
These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages
February 28th, 2018
We are honored by this write-up about our school and our bilingual program on Babbel.com.
"Teaching kids bilingually is the best way to have them understand different cultures and backgrounds, to show respect to our community."
Featured in the report from SinoVision
February 12th, 2018We are thrilled to be featured in this report from SinoVision, and grateful that our successful bilingual program (Mandarin Chinese and Spanish tracks) is getting attention.
IANY: The Only School in Upper East Offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin
We were featured in the "Best of Manhattan" section in the local papers Our Town and The Spirit.
Featured on Fox 5 NY
November 8th, 2017
We are honored to be featured in this report on Fox 5 NY about the advantages of a bilingual education. Thank you to reporter Jessica Formoso for reaching out to us and highlighting our program.