a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12+

Events and Traditions

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As The IDEAL School of Manhattan opens a new chapter of learning and growing at 5 Hanover Square, our community remains rich with traditions and annual events to celebrate with our families, employees, and students. Below are some of the most popular events and traditions at The IDEAL School of Manhattan.


Parents Association Welcome Breakfast and New Parent Orientation


Back to School Nights

Spirit Week

Latinx Assembly

Harvest Assembly

Scholastic Book Sale

Peace and Light Ceremony

MLK Day of Service

Celebration of Black Culture

Lunar New Year Assembly

The IDEAL Gala

APEX Awards Ceremonies



Civil Rights Museum

Civil Rights Community Day

High School Prom

Grandparents and Special Friends Day


APEX Awards Ceremony

Field Day

Fifth Grade Moving Up Assembly

Moving Up Ceremony