Letter from the Principal

August 30, 2016

As Principal of the Hugo Newman College Preparatory School P.S./I.S. 180M, I am committed to providing the highest quality of education to every student that attends our collaborative learning community.  My commitment to education is reflected in a quote by Horace Man “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machine.”

My mission is represented in the 3 E’s :

  1. Excellence in teaching and learning; our teachers are committed to professional development and they hone their teaching skills.  Our teachers seek new and exciting ways to make their classrooms come alive and to connect learning to real world experiences.  Our students learn that in order to meet the high standards of excellence that is set for them they must work hard, challenge themselves, persevere and always do their best.  Our parents support our vision of excellence through their active engagement and support of their children and the school throughout the school year.
  2. Engagement - we engage our students in well planned active learning experiences that require critical thinking, problem solving and their full participation.
  3. Enrichment - we provide activities that support student interests and the development of smart, creative, well rounded citizens who will contribute to our community and the world.

My immediate goal for our school is to align and enrich the curriculum so that our teachers are inspired, prepared and working diligently to support and inspire each child to meet their highest potential. Our academic program, community partnerships and parent led initiatives all are strategically planned to support our children in achieving academic success. We are equally committed to supporting the individual interests, talents, social and emotional development of our students. Our staff, students and parents are working together to build a future of “excellence” in our students that will follow them through their educational journey to college and the career of their choice.



Ms. Lana Fleming
Principal, PS/IS 180