The School

Founded in 1994, Community Action School is an award-winning school that provides a supportive, rigorous academic program for a diverse community of learners.


Program Highlights

Community Action School (CAS) was founded in 1994 with the mission of providing a supportive, rigorous educational program for a diverse learning community. The program has won numerous awards and has consistently been one of the top-performing schools in New York City, as measured by growth in student achievement.

An extensive enrichment program, including more than ten after school clubs and a three-day environmental studies camping trip for seventh grade students, supplements its challenging, standards-driven curriculum.


    Student Review

    'Community Action School is a friendly and safe environment where students are encourage to get involved in our community whether it's inside or outside of school. The staff members really do care for the quality of student’s educations and teachers work hard on explaining the contents so students really understand it. This is simply an awesome school and I don’t think I see myself anywhere else but here.'

    - Tahmida Akter, Former CAS Student


    Parent Review

    'We have been to New York for three months and are now going back to Denmark... We were received very professionally and the school has been just perfect for our 12 year old daughter. The leadership is very professional and kind, and cares about every child. The teachers are good and our daughter has been challenged in a good way.'

    - CAS Parent


    Student Review

    'Our family was in a series of transitions through her tenure there, and at every stage of her education, the staff and administrators reached out and provided resources for every eventuality and circumstance... I highly recommend this school!'

    -Faith Belliard


    Former Student Review

    'C.A.S epitomizes what a school should be. The teacher-pupil relationship is stronger than any other school I have attended. They put the emphasis on the students and their academic needs. Since graduating from C.A.S., I was named Class Valedictorian in high school and now in my third year at Fordham University. In other words, I strongly feel that C.A.S had a lot to do with my success, both academically and otherwise.'

    - Former CAS Student


    Parent Review

    'I am very impressed with the calibre of teachers at this school. Many have taken a personal interest in my child and this inspires him to do his best work. They have a wonderful parent coordinator named Karla who has been there for years. In fact her children went to Community Action School years ago. She is extremely caring and helpful as is Mr. Curry, the Principal.'

    - Max Daniels, CAS Parent

  • NYCDOE School Portal

    NYC Department of Education School Portal : Community Action School

  • Inside Schools Review: Community Action School

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  • Awards

    -Center for Social and Emotional Education (CSEE) 'School of the Year' in recognition for its exceptional social/emotional education program
    -PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) 'School of the Year' award for its top-notch tolerance and anti-bullying program
    -National Center for Learning Disabilities “School of the Year” for its pioneering full-inclusion special education program.

  • Clubs and After-School Programs

    Film Club
    Flag Football
    Cross-Country Running
    Boys & Girls BB
    Student Ambassadors

  • Collaborations

    The school receives support from its many collaborations with community-based and university-affiliated organizations, including:
    New York Road Runners Club, American Museum of Natural History, Urban Arts Program, New Victory Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, PFLAG, Hunter University Learning Lab, Association to Benefit Children, Oliver Foundation, Good Dog Foundation, Facing History and Ourselves

  • Donate Now

    AmazonSmile - Friends of CAS Incorporated 

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