Marie curie is a small school setting with approximately 90 students in each grade. Staff members from the school and from our lead partner, MMCC, reach out to parents through School Leadership Team meetings, Parent Teacher Association meetings and workshops, health screenings and community health fairs. Other active participants in our community include, Gear Up (nation-wide program), Eat Wise (NYC-based program), and the Youth Development Institute (NYC-based agency), all of which enrich the school environment.
The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC) has been instrumental in developing partnerships with local Bronx hospitals and nursing homes which account for the majority of the school’s internships settings. MMCC has also provided camp opportunities for students, as well as after school and summer employment. Two full time MMCC staff members provide social services, extra curricular activities, and support to the school infrastructure. In addition, MMCC helps to staff the college office and provides counseling throughout the week. Lehman College (CUNY) was instrumental in the creation of Marie Curie and its instructional curriculum. They continue to serve on the school’s advisory board.
Our Community Partners include:
· Veterinarian: St. Patrick
· Lehman College: Department of Nursing
· Mosholu Montefiore Community Center
· Bronx Lebanon Hospital
· Jacobi Hospital
· North Central Bronx Hospital
· Jewish Home & Hospital (Bronx & Manhattan)
· NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
· Terrace Center
· Riverdale Mental Health Association
· Lehman College Now Saturday
· Parents as Arts Partners
Missions: Marie Curie students will receive an academically
rigorous education, preparing them for college and successful health related
careers in our communities.
Marie Curie students are exposed to many facets of the
medical and health professions in the classroom and in real world settings.
Marie Curie is a small school community with approximately 90 students per
grade. Marie Curie has been successful in raising the academic achievement of
its students as shown by the following data:
Average daily attendance: 91%
at or above grade level (based on credit accumulation): 82%
Math: 98% of students of who took the exam have
passes with a 55% or higher, 74% passed with a 65% or higher.
ELA: 93% of students who took the exam have passed
with a 55%or higher, 87% passed with a 65% or higher.
92% of students who took the exam passed
with a 55%or higher, 82%passed with a 65% or higher.
Chemistry: 87% of students who
took the exam passed with a 55% or higher, 21% passed with a 65% or higher.
The vast majority of our students
have racial and socio-economic backgrounds that are traditionally under served
in New York City’s public schools.
63%of our students are Latino
32% of our students are African
88% of our students qualify for free
or reduced lunch.
80%of our students entered the ninth
grade scoring below grade level in English
765 of our students came entered the
ninth grade below level in math.
95 of our students qualify for
special education services.
9.5% of our students qualify for ESL
majority of our students live in the Bronx, and some live in upper Manhattan.
As we are not a zone school, the students come from a variety of neighborhoods
all over the borough and travel up to one and a half hours to attend Marie