The Manhattan New School ( MNS) mission is teaching literacy in all areas of our curriculum. Everywhere you turn at MNS there are books and writing - examples of the power of good literature in children's lives. Equally exciting and impressive is our mathematics program - MNS students learn mathematical concepts and number methods that enable them to become true problem-solvers. They can speak clearly and descriptively as they reason quantitatively. The richness of our curriculum in social studies, science, and technology opens further doors into literacy and creates what we hope are lifetime memories. Our students learn to think of themselves as lifelong readers, writers, mathematicians, and researchers.