About District 3 Magnet Schools

What Is a Magnet School?


With the opening of eight Magnet Schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York City families now have additional educational options for their school-age children. These elementary schools offer specially designed curriculums created around specific themes. With dedicated teachers, focused academic subjects and exciting activities, students learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, magnet schools stand as a nationwide model of excellence.