Welcome to The Facing History School!
Our mission is to graduate students who are: a) lifelong learners with the skills and knowledge for academic and professional success and b) prepared for the responsibilities of being active, thoughtful participants and leaders in a democratic society.
We opened our doors in September 2005, and many of our core founding values have remained the same: a focus on performance based assessment; a belief in distributive leadership; an emphasis on building relationships among staff and students and a desire to know each child – their academic strengths and challenges, their interests, their lives outside of school and their dreams.
We believe that our relevant, academically rigorous program and the supportive, caring structures we have in place make us more than just an excellent school, but an excellent learning community. With the guidance of our lead partner, Facing History and Ourselves, we ask our students to go on a four year journey to help prepare them for the ethical and moral decisions of adulthood. Our school’s activities, structure, and curricula are centered around four themes: Identity, Caring and Responsibility, Decision-making, and Choosing to Participate.
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Graduation Ticket Request
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Statement on Accessibility
We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Annette Cotignola at (212) 757-2680 to request assistance.The Facing History School
Please visit our new RAPP page!
To learn more about our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program, please visit the RAPP page listed under the "partnerships" section above.The Facing History School
If you are an alumni and need to request your school records, please visit the student page above and complete the form to mail or fax (212-757-2156) back to the school.The Facing History School
Eid al-Fitr (Schools Closed)The Facing History School
Last Day for All StudentsEarly DismissalThe Facing History School
FHS Summer School Starts!
Summer School will be held at the Louis D. Brandeis HS located on:145 West 84 Street
Manhattan NYThe Facing History School
Last Day of Summer SchoolThe Facing History School
English Regents Exam 8:30amThe Facing History School