Nathaniel Rochester Community School
    Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3
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    Principal: Deborah Washington | Deborah.Washington@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant Principal: Jeanne Markman | Jeanne.Markman@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant Principal: Emily Buss | emily.buss@rcsdk12.org
    Parent Contact: Evana Harvey | Evana.Harvey@rcsdk12.org
    School Chief: Amy Schiavi | Amy.Schiavi@rcsdk12.org
    School Improvement Plan  DASA Coordinator  Building Capacity
    RPS1  ELT School

    This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.


    Program Information
    Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Grade Level: PreK-8
    Uniforms Required: No
    Busing: School Buses
    Student Enrollment: 630
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes: Yes
    Early Literacy Program: Yes
    Chorus: Yes
    Band/Orchestra: Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
    Sports: Yes
    Step Teams: No
    Extended/Expanded Day: Yes
    Saturday School: Yes
    On-Site After-School Care: Yes (City Rec)
    Summer Programs: Yes, for selected rising 4th, 7th and 8th graders
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: University of Rochester, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Third Presbyterian Church, Cornhill Neighborhood Association, Center for Youth, Roberts Wesleyan College, Generation 2, AmeriCorps, Genesee Country Museum, Rochester Museum and Science Center

    •  Middle School Honors Academy for students that qualify. Middle school students have the opportunity to take high school Regents courses in 7th and 8th grade.
    • Expanded Learning School with a 7.5 hour day: students receive more than 200 extra hours each year of academic, social-emotional, and recreational opportunities beyond those offered during a traditional school day.
    • School-wide focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Weekly STEM experiences with extracurricular activities, such as Engineering Academy, Invention Convention and Lego League.
    • STEM field trips, including a school-wide field trip to the Genesee Country Museum and STEM activity camps over school breaks.
    • Annual participation in the E3 Engineering and Technology Fair, Xerox Invention Convention and Structures Competition, and First Lego League.
    • Opportunities to work with school partners at Xerox, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the University of Rochester’s Medical Center.
    • All seventh- and eighth-grade students use tablet computers at school.
    • Interscholastic school athletics for students in grades 7 and 8.
    • Our community partner, Center for Youth, helps us offer students enrichment activities and targeted supports to help students be successful.