This is the official website for the Central Park East 1 Elementary School in Manhattan. It provides information about the school, admissions, contact information, our handbook, as well as public news and events.
If you're a parent, teacher or any other member of our community, you can have access to all news, events, resources and more, BUT FIRST YOU NEED TO contact the web site administrator to provide you username/password and then log in using the box on the left side of this page (web site administrator email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Otherwise you will not be able to see all the information available on the site.
THE CPE WAY Enter a room at project time and experience every child engaged in productive activity. Projects evolve over time to allow children to explore, in depth, an area of their own interest. Work is a natural, organic process that allows people to know themselves and those with whom they work and live. The way children work with materials (blocks, sand, paint, etc.) provides information that is addressed in the core curriculum. Responsibility for choices and materials are metaphors for the student as a learner.
Traditions play an important part in the building of community life at CPE1. Fall Festival, Festival of Lights, Concerts, Book Fairs, Family and Weekly Sings and more have children, staff and families dancing, singing, laughing and keeping the community alive. Classrooms are print-rich and stocked with age appropriate materials, full libraries, computers, math games and other resources to support learning. Physical activity is a fundamental part of the CPE day. Throughout the winter all children ice skate at Lasker Rink. Daily recesses, walks through Central Park and weekly movement classes keep our children moving. The CPE1 halls are filled with the aromas of cooking – a central part of the curriculum that combines reading, math, science and nutrition in one yummy activity.
CIRCLING AROUND CPE My name is Catlin and I have joined the CPE 1 teaching community this year as the 1st-2nd grade classroom teacher. For the last five years I have been teaching 2nd grade in Hoboken, New Jersey at the Elysian Charter School.
I am really glad to be here at CPE 1 in part because I feel like I have been circling CPE 1 for a long time. When I first came to NYC after living in Brazil in 1999 I wanted to find out about teaching in public schools and how I could get involved. My mom’s friend had an ex-boyfriend from her growing up years. This ex-boyfriend’s wife worked in schools in NYC. My mom gave me the wife’s number; her name was Jane Andrias. I called her and asked about working in schools and she said she would send my resume to the district office so I sent it to her and that was that for about a year.
Principal: Lindy Uehling
Address: 1573 Madison Avenue (at 106th Street), New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212 860 5821