Our kindergarten cohort of approximately 100 students is the inaugurating class for the Dos Amigos dual language elementary school at School in the Square. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the overwhelming majority of our kindergarten parents chose to send their little ones for in person instruction. We are thriving, but this year is like no other… limited play, no sharing and keeping safe distances. Our kindergarteners deserve so much more...Our youngest learners come from a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds that reside in the Inwood community.
The pandemic has taken so much away from our students, being able to provide families with resources for visiting NYC is priceless. Our students are curious and eager to learn, we want to spark their interests. This year we will not be able to expose our kids to the cultural sites of NYC, as we are unable to take class trips. While our city has so much to offer, the majority of our families receive free or reduced lunch, entrance fees to places like zoos, gardens, and museums far from the reach of our families.
Dos Amigos at School in the Square is a brand-new elementary school in Inwood, New York. Although times are uncertain, we opened our doors for in-person learning taking the appropriate safety precautions for our founding students and families. S2 is also committed to supporting family engagement and wellbeing through the arts.With a cool culture pass in hand, our families can go to over 90 museums and attractions throughout New York City.
During these difficult times, we know that our families need the extra support to get their children out of the apartment and unlock our city’s treasures. The Cool Culture Pass gives families free admission to places like the Central Park Zoo, The Intrepid Museum, The Botanical Gardens, and Wave Hill, and they can go as often as they want. More than ever, our kids need to get outside. Providing a cool culture pass to all our families will not only get them moving, it will supplement their learning and ignite a love for the arts and New York City!