Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School

Basic Information

Address: 60 Crescent Place Yonkers, New York 10704
County: Westchester
School District: Yonkers
Phone Number: 914-376-8570
Fax Number: 914-776-7041
President: Principal - Ada Petrone
Diploma Coordinator: Marlene Feder
School Type: Public
Programme: PYP

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Additional Information

IB Region: Americas
IB School Code: 7231
IB Authorization: June 2005
Founded: 1902
Ages/Grades: Pre-kindergarten - fifth grade
School Setting:

Our school is situated in a residential area of southeast Yonkers, sometimes referred to as Sherwood Park.

School Size: 450 students
School Schedule: 8:35 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.
School days in Calendar Year: approximately 185 days
School Size: 450 students
Classroom Size: varies according to grade level

Primary Years Programme
New York State Standards
Yonkers curriculum

IB Classes Offered: Primary Years Programme
Support Services:

We have a guidance counselor, psychologist, and social worker who serve on a part time basis.

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

We have SMART boards in the kindergarten through fifth grade classes, IB Resource Room, and Media Lab. There are banks of computers in classrooms. Scanners, video cameras, and digital cameras are available. A Smart Table is available in a first grade classroom.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking lot

Uniform Guidelines:

Our colors are blue and white.

Mission Statement:

The Rosemarie Ann Siragusa School is dedicated to facilitating our journey toward becoming knowledgeable, inquiring, committed learners. Our supportive environment encourages responsible risk-taking and reflection. Through collaboration among our school, local, national and global communities, we will be inspired to become active, principled, open-minded, and caring citizens of the world.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The philosophy of our school is founded on concept-driven, inquiry-based instruction and character building with an emphasis on creating internationally minded students. Through differentiated instruction and collaborative learning, teachers act as facilitators, helping our students learn through discovery, questioning, and reflection. We promote critical thinking through a shared inquiry approach. The IB Learner Profile and Attitudes are infused into the daily lives of our school community members. They serve as a common language for character development and articulate the qualities of universally minded citizens. Metacognitive thinking and reflection permeate our learning philosophy. Metacognitive thinking is promoted through the use of daily reflection journals and self-assessments pertaining to academic and personal growth. We believe that global learning extends beyond the classroom walls and that taking action, including community service, connects the students to the world outside themselves. We are a community of learners implementing a rigorous international curriculum to foster the development of globally minded citizens.

School History:

Our school was established in 1902. It was originally a two story, four room school. To accommodate a growing population, new additions were built in 1907, 1917, 1920, 1930, 1955, and 1963, and a modular building was constructed in 2000. In the 1990's, we participated in the State Systemic Initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. We were one of ten schools chosen as a Research and Development School. Our focus was Math, Science, and Technology. We then initiated our journey toward developing into an International Baccalaureate school.

Programs and Services:

We offer the Primary Years Programme. Italian is taught throughout the grades. After school programs are available. Spectrum Health services are offered to our students.