A Revolutionary Education through Music

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School

401 West 164th Street (164th and Edgecomb Ave), New York, NY. 10032 4th Floor

Opening for Kindergarten and First Grade in September 2017

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WHIN Music Community Charter School will provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally.

Our school is an outgrowth of the WHIN Music Project, a grassroots music program inspired by El Sistema- a social program that has transformed the lives of millions of children all over the world through music education and civic engagement. As a public charter school we accept contributions from generous individuals who seek to make a positive impact on the lives of the students we serve. If you would like to support the mission of WHIN by contributing to our music focused, student centered, and community based school please click the link below.

All donations are 100% tax deductible. WHIN is currently awaiting approval of our not-for-profit 501(c)(3) status and will provide our 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination once it becomes available. For any inquires about contributions please email us here.

MISSION.

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School (“WHIN Music Charter School” or “WHIN”) will provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally .

VISION.

With a uniquely challenging educational program that incorporates intensive daily music instruction, WHIN fosters innovative teaching methods, imbues students with a love of learning, and facilitates the development of our community through music, academic, and social inclusion.

EL SISTEMA.

WHIN Music Community Charter School will be the first El Sistema based school in New York City and ensure every student’s success by implementing a rigorous, inquiry-driven, project-based academic curriculum with two hours of daily music instruction based on the El Sistema model, whose inclusive philosophies and individual/social benefits for its participants.1

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A Unique Education

With a uniquely challenging educational program that incorporates intensive daily music instruction, WHIN fosters innovative teaching methods, imbues students with a love of learning, and facilitates the development of our community through music, academic, and social inclusion.

Along with a common core aligned curriculum, WHIN features a music-centered interdisciplinary system enriched by El Sistema music instruction. These proven strategies cultivate students’ executive function and self-regulation skills and are anchored to three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control.

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1.  Cuesta, José (2008), Music to My Ears. For more information about El Sistema, please see the founder Abreu’s TED talk about El Sistema http://www.ted.com/talks/jose_abreu_on_kids_transformed_by_music.

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