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Virtual Spring Concert 2020

We could not gather for our annual Spring Concert. Regardless, we present our students performing and images our students at school. Enjoy the show.

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Camp Wanaqua Tandem bike trip

Camp Wanaqua

Schermerhorn Valedictorian speaking at the 2019 Graduation ceremony

Schermerhorn - Van Cleve Graduation

Readiness student holding his diploma smiles with his family

Readiness Graduation 2019

Readiness Program Graduation

Readiness Program Graduation

Van Cleve student on a tricycle
Middle Schoolers with NY Islanders

Middle Schooler with NY Islanders

Welcome

The 2020 Virtual Spring Concert

The New York Institute for Special Education(NYISE) is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonsectarian educational facility which provides quality programs for children who are blind or visually disabled, emotionally and learning disabled and preschoolers who are developmentally delayed.

NYISE Parent Information

The NYISE COVID-19 PLAN

The school was founded in 1831 as The New York Institution for the Blind as one of the first schools in the United States to provide an educational program for children who were blind or visually impaired.
 
Early in the twentieth century, the name was changed to The New York Institute for the Education of the Blind to emphasize the educational character of the school.
 
This website has an extensive history of the school, and a major collection of disability links called the Blindness Resource Center and hundreds of photos of our school activities. 
 
We run a Summer camp every year. Camp Wanaqua is the only free summer day camp for blind and visually impaired children in the New York metropolitan area.  A place where blind or visually impaired children can unwind, unplug and engage with their peers, Camp Wanaqua takes place on our main campus in the Bronx for six weeks in July and August, Monday - Thursday (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM).

Please consider supporting our latest fundraising appeal. 

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Virtual Spring Concert 2020

We could not gather for our annual Spring Concert. Regardless, we present our students performing and images our students at school. Enjoy the show.

COVID-19 Notifications: The NYISE Continuity of Instruction Plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all New York schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Come to this page for the latest school news and update on how the school is dealing with this national health crisis. As the situation evolves, we will be posting notices here.

Thank You, Parents!

The NYISE Staff wants to let our parents know that we appreciate all that you do to make your child's education possible during these trying times. We could not do it without you!
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