The Edward R. Byrne School, also known as the Maritime Academy, has as its mission to provide the highest quality of instruction for all students and prepare them to exceed the standards set forth by the City and State of New York. We believe that all children should be active participants in the learning process. We believe that children will succeed in an atmosphere that is motivating and conducive to learning; where the staff supports and encourages students to take risks and learn by doing; where the community believes in the value of our efforts, and supports our school activities and endeavors. We believe in educating the whole child through compassion, understanding, mediation and the teaching of values that will lead to a future of active, informed and productive citizens. Our parents are our educational partners, working with us in all aspects of school life.