News & Announcements

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    Announcing The Help Club!

    We have started our first project. It is called "Project Care" and we will be making care packages for the homeless.

    Link to the gofundme to donate 
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    Manhattan Village Academy's LIVE Virtual Help Desk!! Launching November 24th, 2020!!

    Hello MVA families, 

    Starting tomorrow we will be launching Manhattan Village Academy's LIVE Virtual Help Desk. This will be an opportunity for parents and students to ask any questions to our English and Spanish speaking front desk staff, Ms. Vega our Parent Coordinator and Ms. Delsa Rosso!
    Some topics may include creating your NYCSA account, getting working papers, or anything else we could help with. We will also have translation available for the other languages our school community serves!
    You can either join the Google Meet link or call the phone number for LIVE help, from 9 am - 11 am starting tomorrow November 24. 
    We are excited to see you virtually and hope to see you there!
    LINK : or by phone ‪(US) +1 401-702-0790‬ PIN: ‪346 717 951‬#
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    NYC School Buildings are TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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    Remote Learning for All Students Starts November 19, 2020

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: starting tomorrow, all @NYCschools buildings are CLOSED for in-person learning until further notice. All students who were learning in school buildings part of the week will transition to remote learning every day. Visit for more.

    November 18, 2020

    Dear Families,    

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

    All of us at the Department of Education have been so proud to witness the joy of students and educators reuniting
    and learning together this year. We have been the only major school district in the nation to reopen our buildings.

    The benefit to hundreds of thousands of students is incredible, as school communities have reconnected in person
    for learning, growing, and supporting one another.

    All along, we have kept health and safety at the forefront of everything we do. That includes carefully monitoring
    COVID-19 transmission rates across the city and, when necessary in response to infections, temporarily closing
    our school buildings and transitioning students to fully remote learning.

    Given recent increases in transmission, we have reached a point in our City’s infection rate that requires all
    students to transition to remote learning. Beginning Thursday, November 19, all school buildings will be closed,
    and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice. You will hear from your
    principal shortly about next steps for you and your student. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school
    buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

    I am sure you have many questions, and below you can find some important guidance to provide some answers.
    As always, we are committed to academic excellence, community-building, and social-emotional support for your
    child—no matter where they are learning.

    Devices for Remote Learning

    Do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device?

    Call DOE’s IT Help desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance.
    You can also get quick help online:
     Browse tech support topics:
     File a tech support ticket:
     Request a device:
     Get support with a DOE-issued iPad:
     Issues with your Internet connection:

    We are committed to ensuring every student is learning 5 days a week. Your child’s school will support you in
    remote learning if you currently don’t have a device by providing paper-based work. Contact your school for
    more info.

    Free Meals for Students and Families

    All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9:00 a.m. and noon on weekdays to
    pick up three free grab-and-go meals. No identification or registration is necessary. Halal and kosher meals are
    available at some sites, which are listed at
    From 3-5 p.m., New Yorkers of all ages can pick up free meals at 260 Community Meals sites across the city.

    For a list of sites, please visit

    Learning Bridges

         Learning Bridges, the City’s free childcare program for children in 3-K through 8th grade, will continue to serve
    families enrolled in blended learning. We will continue to give priority to children of essential workers, as well
    as students in temporary housing or residing in NYCHA developments, children in foster care or receiving child
    welfare services, and students with disabilities. Families can learn more and apply at, and new offers will be made to families weekly as seats are available.

    Early Childhood Education

        3-K and Pre-K classrooms in district schools and DOE Pre-K Centers will be closed. If your child attends a
    program in a community-based center that is not located in a public school, or attends a family childcare program
    that is part of a DOE network, it will remain open. If you are not sure which type of program your child attends
    or have questions about your child’s services, please contact your program directly. Strong supports are in place
    to ensure that these sites can continue operating safely.
    Although we are temporarily shifting to fully remote teaching and learning for all students, if you have recently
    elected to enroll your child in blended learning, your child will be able to begin in-person learning after we reopen.
    I know that for many of you, this decision to temporarily close school buildings that we recently opened up will
    be disappointing, and I understand. But by confronting these challenges together, we can continue to fight back
    against COVID-19. And I am confident that before long, we will be able to safely reopen our school buildings

       Please remember the “Core Four”: wash your hands, wear a face covering, keep six feet of distance from others,
    and stay home if you’re feeling sick. These are critically important steps that all of us can take every day. 
    We will continue to provide updates, supporting you and everyone in the DOE family as this public health crisis
    continues to evolve. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school with any questions
    or concerns. We are grateful for your partnership and all you do for our city.

    Richard A. Carranza
    New York City Department of Education

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    Interested in MVA

    Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will be hosting Virtual Open Houses/ School Tours on our website instead.

    To apply, include MVA as one of the 12 schools on your application list on MySchools; the deadline is usually the first week of December. there is nothing more that you're required to do, as we receive all of your information from the Office of High School Enrollment once you've listed MVA as one of your 12 choices.

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    **Attention all students who are interested in applying to MVA**

    There is NO test required to apply - this notification is a glitch on MySchools. Follow these steps to apply

    1) Click "Schedule" tab on top

    2) Click "Register for Testing"

    3) Click "Submit Registration"

    4) Under the "Saved" tab, you can now press the blue button and add MVA to your application.

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  • 2020 College Access Fair for African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx Students and Families Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Entirely Virtual

    Register below to participate. Click here for a list of participating colleges, universities, and organizations

    The virtual college fair will include the opportunity to connect with representatives from 50+ private colleges from across New York as well as workshops, offered in English and Spanish, on the college process and financial aid. Individual virtual appointments with financial aid experts will also be available in English and Spanish.

    The fair is free and open to everyone — we hope to see you there!

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Mission Statement

The mission of Manhattan Village Academy is to prepare students to have access to the best colleges and universities. We believe that a rigorous and disciplined education based on the liberal arts provides youngsters with the higher order thinking skills necessary for success in an ever changing, rapidly evolving world.

Values Statement

We recognize and accept the importance of personal and shared accountability in achieving our mission, in achieving personal excellence and professional effectiveness, and in demonstrating our commitment to our students, parents, teachers and staff

What's Important to Us


  • Commitment to the 5R's: Reason, Respect, Responsibility, Rights & Relationships
  • Commitment to do what is best for our students.
  • Commitment to collaborating with every member of our village.
  • Integrity and honesty in dealing with others.
  • Pride in our school, our daily work, and our accomplishments.
  • Pursuit of excellence, constructive change, and innovation in our local and global communities.
  • Support and encouragement of personal and organizational achievements.

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