View Full Version : All NYC Speyer Legacy School to Open New UWS Middle School for Gifted and Talented Students Next Fall

09-18-2012, 09:55 AM
From DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120917/upper-west-side/new-uws-middle-school-for-gifted-talented-students-open-next-fall) by Emily Frost:

The Upper West Side's Speyer Legacy School will open a new middle school for gifted and talented students next year and move the entire school to a bigger space, a school representative said.

The independent elementary school at 86th Street and Columbus Avenue will stay in the same neighborhood, the spokesman said.

"The dearth of gifted and talented spaces in the city is particularly stressful for parents of middle school students," said Paul Deards, director of the new upper school.

In 2010, 14,000 New York City students tested as gifted and talented, but there were only 300 spots available city-wide, he said.

The new school, at a yet undisclosed 80,000-square foot landmarked building south of its current home, will make room for an inaugural sixth grade class of 20 to 22 students. The school will also add another fourth grade class and a fifth grade class, both with 16 to 18 students.

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