News & Announcements

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    New Scholarship Information!!

    12th Grade:
    Dominican Day Parade Scholarship
    Deadline: 3/19
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    11th Grade:
    MIT Summer Engineering Program
    Deadline: 2/8
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    Let's Get Ready College Advising
    Program Start Date: 2/8
    Click here to register.
    Get involved in the OPTIONS College Advising Program!
    Info Sessions: 2/9 @ 4 pm & 2/18 @ 3 pm
    Click here to register for a session to learn more.
    Princeton Summer Journalism Program
    Deadline: 2/22
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    10th Grade:
    Apply for the NYU Aspire College Prep Program!
    Priority Deadline: 3/1
    Final Deadline: 4/16
    Click here to apply.
    All Grades:
    Scholarship Databases for All Grades:
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    Girls Who Code Virtual Summer Immersion Program!!

    Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

    Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you!

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    Manhattan Village Academy has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation!

    Manhattan Village Academy has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.  


    Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2019-2020 school year. That’s nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year. In 2020, Manhattan Village Academy was one of 831 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles. 

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    Creating a NYC Schools Account

    Creating a NYC Schools Account Quick Start for Parents Set Up Guide has been posted below in both English and Spanish.

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    Virtual Access Program

    9th Grade:
    SEO is a free, 8 year program that strives to help high school students receive a proper academic foundation for college. After high school, SEO provides mentorship to support scholars through the academic or personal challenges they may face in college. The program also provides a safe, welcoming community to inspire scholars to use their voices and feel empowered.
    Final Application Deadline: 12/9
    Click here for the application.
    11th Grade:
    Let's Get Ready SAT Prep & College Advising Program (Flyer attached)
    Program Dates: 2/8 - 4/30
    Click here to sign up.
    12th Grade:
    Burger King Scholars Program & James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship
    Deadline: 12/15
    Click here for application and eligibility.
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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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  • MVA Alumni In the News

    Manhattan Village Academy Graduate Gabriela Martinez (who is now a junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges) was named a 2021 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, which honors student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. 

    Here is the article that was put together for her accomplishment.

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  • New Student Opportunities!!

    Civics Week Training Series – in partnership with Civics for All

    Students can earn service hours for participating in these trainings. NYC Votes offers a Core Civic Engagement Curriculum consisting of interactive digital trainings and workshops for youth 14-24 years old, educators, and youth service providers. We have partnered with Civics for All for a special series to prepare students to virtually participate in Civics Week (March 8 – 12). This trainings series is a great opportunity to learn more about voter turnout in NYC; how to register yourself and your peers to vote; and Ranked Choice Voting. Young people will walk away with the skills needed to mobilize their communities to cast their ballots.

    Find a full schedule of trainings and register for a session: 






    We Power NYC Ambassador Program – PAID Program


    We have officially launched applications for our PAID 2021 We Power NYC Ambassador Program. We are looking for New Yorkers ages 14-24 who are passionate about civic engagement, voting, and democracy to join our 2021 We Power NYC Ambassador team! This paid opportunity will run from February through November 2021 and Ambassadors will earn up to $175 per month for 10-15 hours of work. For the time being, this opportunity will be entirely virtual.


    We Power NYC Ambassadors are a community of young people who care about our city and our democracy. Ambassadors will be expected to complete weekly tasks, long-term projects, and engage in regular meetings. The Ambassadors will be trained to become the next generation of community leaders in New York City. Participating in the program provides not only an opportunity to work alongside a city agency and learn more about voting and local government, but also to develop leadership, public speaking, and community organizing skills. Ambassadors will be required to:


    • Regularly attend weekly virtual meetings
    • Share crucial election and voting information with their peers
    • Participate in projects with the Campaign Finance Board staff
    • Produce original content for social media
    • Complete a final research project
    • Host Get Out the Vote Events


    17 members will be selected for the 2021 program. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. Young New Yorkers of all experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


    Apply to be a We Power NYC Ambassador Here





    #BHeard Town Hall – Future Voters

    On February 25 @ 7pm, BRIC-TV is hosting a youth-focused Mayoral Forum. Future Voters is a live, virtual #BHeard Town Hall designed to increase civic understanding and engagement among young people ages 14-20.

    Participants will have the opportunity to dialog with the current slate of NYC Mayoral candidates about their most pressing issues. Future Voters will empower young voters by showing them how they can harness their political influence through an enhanced understanding of the political process and advanced voter registration.

    Following the live event, this program will be used as an educational tool in classrooms throughout the NYC DOE during its Civic for All curriculum in March.

    Presented in partnership with the New York City Campaign Finance BoardNYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and Vote. This event features live ASL translation. 


    RSVP for the Town Hall here

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  • New Scholarship Opportunities Posted

    National Scholarships

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    Deadline: 2/1

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    McDonald's HACER Scholarship

    Deadline: 2/3

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Deadline: 2/15

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

    Deadline: 2/18 @ 4 pm

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    The Dream US National Scholarship (for undocumented students)

    Deadline: 2/25

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    Regional and Local Scholarships

    Scholarship PLUS

    Deadline: 1/20

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    Zeta National Educational Foundation Scholarships

    Deadline: 2/1

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship

    Deadline: 2/5

    Click here for application and eligibility.


    ABENY Scholarship

    Deadline: 4/30

    Click here for application and eligibility.

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  • Week of 12/14 Scholarships & Opportunities

    10-12th Grades
    Rockefeller Summer Science Research Program
    Deadline: 1/4 @ 11:59 pm
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    12th Grade
    Ron Brown Scholars Program
    Deadline: 1/9
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship
    Deadline: 1/15 @ 5 pm
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    Mensa Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: 1/15
    Click here for application and eligibility.
    Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship
    Deadline: 1/20 @ 5 pm
    Click here for application and eligibility.
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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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Upcoming Events

  • Eid al Fitr

    Eid al Fitr: School Closed

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  • Memorial Day

    Schools Closed

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  • Chancellor's Conference PD Day

    Chancellor's Conference PD Day, no students in attendance

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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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MVA PTA Meeting February 25th, 2021

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