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The Heritage School seeks to have our students become respectful citizens and leaders who have the skills and habits of mind to be successful inhigher education and the world beyond. In addition to our Regents-based curriculum, we integrate culturallearning across the curriculum through arts integration and visits to culturalinstitutions citywide. Co-founded by TeachersCollege, the Heritage School is housed in a community-based institution, theJulia de Burgos Cultural Center. We honor the rich heritage of ourcultures by cultivating neighborhood partnerships, and parents play a key rolein supporting our students’ learning with us while enriching our stories andeducational experience.  We fosterstudents’ sense of personal identity and self-worth, linking that to thehistory and identity of East Harlem and the city as a whole. 

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