P.S. 6X

P.S. 6X

West Farms, Bronx

In a community where 28% of families live on less than $15,000 a year, P.S. 6—the Lighthouse School—is a “Beacon in the Bronx.” Although located in a historically impoverished section of the city, education continues to be a guiding light for families to improve their circumstances. A graduate of NYC public schools, Principal Tiawana Perez strives to give her students the commitment and love shown to her in the same school system many years ago. Principal Perez is partnering with CFK to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of her students and advance family engagement. She believes that it truly takes a village to educate students—and collaboration between stakeholders is key. We are honored to team up with P.S. 6X and support the evolving needs of the schools’ resilient community.

Quick Facts 

Principal: Tiawana Perez

CFK Partner School since: 2017

Lead Sponsor: Himan Brown Charitable Trust

Student Enrollment: 541

93% 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 Expereinces

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

Parent Appreciation: Year long campaign, #MyParentMatters” to increase parent engagement

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

Museum Arts Residency: Arts instruction and experiences for kindergarten and first grades through our partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Arts

Urban Golf: Golf lessons for students that integrate physical, social, cultural and academic concepts

LeAp NYC: Expanding creative thinking and support positive behavior through student-centered art making and social skill-building activities integrated into classroom academics

ChessNY: Students learn the basics of this powerful game

Community Engagement

School Beautification: Transforming the halls and classrooms by painting bright and engaging murals, organizing and cleaning teaching resources, and making the school an even more engaging place to learn

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

Career Day: Introduces students to new educational and professional experiences so they can chart a path to their futures