The IDEAL School of Manhattan sets high standards for all learners by using differentiated instruction to meet each child where they are, inspiring a commitment to excellence and leadership in all of our students.
Every aspect of the IDEAL experience — instruction, assessment, program, enrichment — reflects a research-based commitment to inclusion education as a means for academic excellence. Inclusion is the full acceptance of all students in order to create a sense of belonging in the community and to prepare students for productive lives as full members of a diverse and global society. Because IDEAL teachers know their students as individuals in and out of the classroom, they are able to design instruction that builds upon the unique talents and strengths of the individuals in their room. Rather than a one-size-fits-all curriculum, differentiated instruction allows students to pursue the same subjects at multiple levels of complexity. Supportive faculty, low student-to-teacher ratios, small class sizes, and the use of differentiated instruction create a learning community where every student can succeed and every student has a voice.