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Teaching Artists from The New Victory Theater visit 131

Today our 6th graders prepared for our trip to The New Victory Theater to see Circus Abyssinia by learning the basics of Eskista (Ethiopian Shoulder Dance), by learning how to use the juggling rings, spinning cloths, and other circus equipment.  We collaboratively created a short circus performances inspired by Circus Abyssinia.  We can’t wait to …

6th Grade Hits Broadway!

The 6th grade attended a production of Beauty and the Beast at the New Victory Theater in Times Square.  After sessions in the preceding weeks with teaching artists to learn about the production and character development, the students got see the real thing.  Even students who were reluctant in the morning were thrilled to share …

Halloween at 131!!!

So many great costumes, an incredible haunted house down in the dungeon, and a thrilling “Thriller” pop up dance at lunch.  Check out some pictures and the video of the dance!  

131 High School Fair

Over 15 high schools from around New York visited 131 at our annual high school fair.  Students got the chance to speak with guidance counselors, students and principals from the various schools.  With the admissions season ramping up, it was great to learn from so many schools so early in the process.  Great job by …