The Manhattan East School for Arts & Academics will provide students with a rigorous 21st century liberal arts education in a safe and caring learning environment. Through this approach we foster high academic expectations, knowledge of the arts, and respect for diversity and for self. Manhattan East is an inclusive, holistically screened school wherein the power and beauty of the whole community supports each student to the highest level of critical and creative thought. At Manhattan East all students engage in a continuum of rigorous arts and academic courses, culminating in up to three Regents Level High School classes and the opportunity to specialize in an art form of choice. Teaching and learning at Manhattan East is a combination of progressive and traditional practices, with high levels of teacher facilitated student discourse (accountable talk) and a focus on High School Preparedness and College and Career Readiness.