Student Achievement

When students love to learn, they excel.

Fantis students rank in the top 5% of NYC’s 1,300 elementary and middle schools. They attain exemplary results through personalized instruction, an engaging and well-rounded curriculum, and joyful learning culture. Classical Greek Paideia helps build active learners driven by curiosity. Attention to the whole child, including spiritual life, physical growth and social-emotional learning, has a synergistic effect. Eighth grade students take five high school courses in Algebra, Living Environment, English, History and Greek, which gives them the advantage for an advanced diploma.

From preschool to eighth grade, student progress is monitored closely, frequently and across several domains. Academic performance is measured both formally and informally, such as observation and interviews. Benchmark assessments administered at key points in the year provide a clear portrait of each student’s growth within, and across, the school year. Student growth is analyzed collaboratively in teams including the classroom teacher, Department Chairs, and administration. All results are used to inform instruction for students, classrooms and the overall school.

In a competitive high school landscape, our graduates matriculate from premier high schools, including Regis, Phillips Exeter, Packer, and Townsend Harris.

Assessments have become misconstrued, largely due to an overreliance on test prep and standardized testing. However, when used strategically, with purpose and properly analyzed, assessments are key to helping unlock student growth because they tell you where the child is and where s/he can go next.

Theodore G. Tasoulas
Principal