P.S. 15

Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tucked deep into Alphabet City is a small school with big heart and even bigger dreams for its students. Even though it might only be blocks from your favorite dinner spot or concert venue, P.S. 15 faces some of the biggest challenges we have seen here at CFK. But their team is incredible, and they have overcome obstacles large and small to provide quality education to their students.

Quick Facts 

Principal: Irene Sanchez

CFK Partner School since: 2018

Lead Sponsor: Apollo Management

Student Enrollment: 180

90% of students identified as being in economic need*

* Economic Need Index is an estimate of the percentage of students at a school facing economic hardship
based on temporary housing, eligibility for public housing, and Census tract poverty rates. (NYC DOE)

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Parent Workshops: Educating parents on the school’s grade level expectations and providing tools and tips to support their children

Explore NY: Introducing our students to new educational and professional experiences

Leadership Support

School Manager: CFK staff member working on the ground at the school to develop and maintain relationships with the leadership team, parents, community members, program partners, and volunteers

Principal Network: Opportunities for collaboration and learning with other CFK partner school principals

Academic Enrichment Partnerships

Choir: A choir program by Third Street Music School Settlement for students in the third through fifth grade that develops their performance skills in an environment that fosters teamwork, fun and music making

Early Childhood Music: Music fundamentals, plus skill-based vocal and instrumental instruction provided by Third Street Music School Settlement for all students in PreK through second grade

Community Engagement

Family Fun Events: Organized around a theme, these evenings bring parents and children together to learn and have fun

Book and Toy Drives throughout the year