The School of One's mission is to provide students with personalized, effective, and dynamic classroom instruction so that teachers have more time to focus on the quality of their work. To achieve this mission, School of One re-imagines the traditional classroom model. Instead of one teacher and 25-30 students in a classroom, each student participates in multiple instructional modalities, including a combination of teacher-led instruction, one-on-one tutoring, independent learning, and work with virtual tutors.
IS 228 is proud to be one of the first schools to implement School of One. We launched School of One in February of 2010 as an after-school program and was the first school to pilot the program during the regular school day. In the 2010-2011 school year, students in grades 6 through 8 are receiving math instruction in the School of One environment.
NBC News covered our innovative implementation of School of One in it's Education Nation series. Click here to see NBC's coverage of School of One at David A Boody.
Principal Dominick D'Angelo recently won the Robin Hood Heroes Award for his work with School of One. The Robin Hood Heroes Award is given annually to a few special New Yorkers who have overcome insurmountable obstacles and shown us the resiliency of the human spirit.
Click here to see Principal D'Angelo's acceptance speech.