Principal Vanessa Singleton
Principal: Venessa Singleton
Community school 300 is a community of life long learners. We feel safe, confident, and loved in our school. This statement is not only our belief but our mission. School leaders and faculty work together to promote an atmosphere of high expectations, collaboration and togetherness. Our explicit communication system enables parents to know about the Common Core Learning Standards and the strategies needed to help our students gain success. Our school integrates instructional shifts and makes purposeful decisions to build coherence. By teaching students to make their thinking visible, we are able to ensure academic tasks are rigorous across grade levels including entry points for learners such as English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. Across all classrooms, teachers use rubrics, formative and summative assessments, track student progress and adjust curriculum to meet the needs of students. Across classrooms teachers engage students in learning through varied cooperative learning activities and check for students conceptual understanding.
Through the S.I.S.T.A.H (Sisters Inspiring Sisters to Achieve Higher) program conflict resolution for girls and Restorative Justice Program in conjunction with the Morning Side Center, we provide social-emotional learning for our students. We host a variety of parent engagement activities throughout the school year ranging from our monthly Nutrition Classes, Parent Volunteer Program, monthly PTA meetings, Family Literacy/Multicultural Day, movie night, family game night basket bonanza, family date night events. Partnerships with families to support students’ academic progress across all grade levels toward college and career readiness are impacted through our relationships with the Bronx Botanical Gardens, Good Shepherd Services, and the Trust for Public Land and CetraRuddy Architecture Firm.