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05-13-2011, 08:21 AM
From NY Gifted Education Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/school-tours-mandell-admissions-2012) by Alina Adams:
Although it's been a well-regarded pre-school since 1939, in 2008, the Mandell School expanded with two Kindergarten classes.

In the Fall of 2010, the Mandell School opened a brand new building on 795 Columbus at 99th Street. This was the facility that my husband and I toured.

And what can we say except that it was absolutely gorgeous?

Large, airy classrooms with bright, sunny windows, open public passing spaces, a library, a fully equipped science room with various live animals, a gym, a cafeteria, a technology room where one boy was building a working flight simulator, a room just for composing electronic music (in addition to a regular music room), language labs (French and Spanish), and a private, black-box theater with its own lighting grid and dressing rooms.

The work displayed on the walls spoke to children studying Greek and Norse myths, and, in the one Kindergarten classroom we visited, where the class was doing a unit on vertebrates, they were preparing to make models of the human heart - complete with red and blue pipe-cleaners for the respective major arteries - to go with their papier-mache figurines of the human body.

Visually, it was the most ethnically diverse school we've toured to date.

read more>> (http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/school-tours-mandell-admissions-2012)
Other articles from Alina Adams' Admissions 2012 series:

Getting ready for the NYC 2012 (yes, 2012) Kindergarten Admissions season (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1232-Getting-ready-for-the-NYC-2012-%28yes-2012%29-Kindergarten-Admissions-season)
Sibling policies in New York City public and private schools (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1247-Sibling-policies-in-New-York-City-public-and-private-schools)
Single sex school options (private and public) in NYC (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1281-Single-sex-school-options-%28private-and-public%29-in-NYC)
Jewish Day School options in Manhattan (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1298-Jewish-Day-School-options-in-Manhattan)
Speyer Legacy - Thoughts from our tour (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1300-Speyer-Legacy-Thoughts-from-our-tour)
School Tours - Harlem Academy (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1316-School-tours-Harlem-Academy)
School Tours - Hewitt (http://www.theschoolboards.com/showthread.php/1333-School-Tours-Hewitt)