• Icahn is Accepting Applications for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

    As of Thursday, December 1, 2016, all of the Icahn schools will be accepting applications for students entering grades K-8 in September 2017.

    Click the link below to a:ccess the online application:

    Application Start Date:   Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Application End Date  :  Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Web)

    Application End Time :   11:59:59 PM

    Lottery Date : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    All Parent / Guardian notification letters will be mailed out by Friday, April 28, 2017.

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  • Reminder: Saturday Academy is in session Saturday November 19th.

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  • Reminder: Thanksgiving Break

    School will be closed Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th.

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    The last day for ALL after school programs is Friday, June 24, 2016.

    As of Monday, June 27, 2016 all students must be picked up at 3:45pm.

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  • Memorial Week Break

    School will be closed Monday May 30th - Friday June 3rd.

    Classes will resume Monday June 6, 2016.

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  • 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

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  • Family Math Day

    Mrs. Kaminer's Family Math Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th.

    Grades:  K-4

    Location:  Middle School Gym

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  • Spring Book Fair Monday May9th - Friday May 13th

    Book Fair Parent Night is Monday May 9th from 5pm - 6pm.

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Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia 
Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago
Principal:   Rose Arocho

Mission Statement

The mission of Icahn Charter Schools is to use the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, to provide students with a rigorous academic program offered in an extended day/year setting. Students will graduate armed with the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in the most rigorous academic environments, and will have a sense of personal and community responsibility.



Reading at Icahn 1



Icahn Charter School 1 students are continuing to read 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home for the 100 Book Challenge Program. This quantity practice targets are set, monitored, and rewarded to ensuring every student adopts the independent reading routines of academic success.

Students are leveled based on what readers need to know and be able to do at each of the five developmental stages of reading acquisition.

Daily practice at home is to engage parents in their child’s learning, and ensures that every student adopts the independent reading routines of academically successful learners.

Parents: Click below to learn more about the 100 Book Challenge Program Grades K-5


LightSail is a program we have been using in sixth and seventh grade ELA classes to increase student achievement in reading. The LightSail program allows students to choose from a wide variety of genres, written to correspond with their reading levels while at the same time increasing their comprehension.  

Texts are arranged according to lexile level, and titles are high interest and chosen for grade level appropriateness.  In-text questions challenge students as they read and encourage a deep engagement with the text. As a result, lexile levels improve and update through embedded formative assessments which are available for teachers to analyze and reflect upon to inform their instruction.

The students enjoy LightSail, especially the ability to choose from a variety of titles. They say it is a "relaxing" time, where they can experience many different kinds of literature. - Ms. Aldebot

 We are so proud of all the students at Icahn 1.  Keep up the good work! 

Lottery News!


As of Thursday, December 1, 2016, we will be accepting applications for students entering grades K-8 in September 2017. Click the link below to apply online:

Application Start Date:   Thursday, December 1, 2016
Application End Date  : Monday, April 3, 2017 (Web)
Application End Time :   11:59:59 PM
Lottery Date : Thursday, April 19, 2017


 - Cristo Rey New York High School OPEN HOUSE!

 Cristo Rey High School Open House.pdf 

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Location: 112 East 106th Street     New York, NY 10029 

- Reminder School Closed for Winter Recess Monday December 26th - Monday January 2nd.

- Reminder School Closed for Thanksgiving Recess Thursday & Friday November 24th & 25th

- Reminder: 1/2 Day Wednesday, November 23rd

- Reminder: Monday November 7th

Parent/Teacher Conferences/ Distribution of Progress Report #1


- It's time to restock your school supplies.  

Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:

 School Supply List 2016-2017.pdf


Student of the Month


Kindergarten Ms. Dash: Gerald Nsiah
Ms. Wright: Christina Suarez

First Grade Mrs. Jarer: Diego Villa
Ms. Thurston: Angel Martinez

Second Grade Ms. Pleasant: Latifa Toure
Ms. Austin: Chidi Ezeomenaka

Third Grade Ms. Ortiz: Ismairy Lantigua
Ms. Sierra: Brazi'le Perry

Fourth Grade Ms. O'Flaherty: Elizabeth Aniako
Ms.Afflick: Isis Martinez

Fifth Grade Mr. Meyer: Jesse Carr
Mr. Silfen: Kash Mack

Sixth Grade Mrs. Aldebot: Fatima Shehu
Mr. Popescu: Ji Lord Baah

Seventh Grade Mr. Williams: Jerold Bonifacio
Ms. Lucido: Chelsea Igbinigun

Eighth Grade Ms. Oyola: Kylee Pula
Mr. Liardi: Fadilatou Toure

Monthly Events / Special Dates

2017 NYS Exam Dates

IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/6 -Thursday, 6/16


Biology (Living Environment)
Wednesday, 6/16

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Thursday,  6/15

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/19

NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 4/28 through Thursday, 4/30

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 5/2 through Thursday, 5/4

For additional test practice/ resources, click on the links below:


NYC DOE Monthly Lunch Menu:


Congratulations to our students who made the Icahn Charter School 1 2016-2017 Girls and Boys Basketball Teams! 


Basketball Game Schedule 2016-2017.pdf  

 Basketball Game Locations.pdf 

Where Have We Been

3rd and 4th grade trip to TADA Theater
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
9am - 2:30pm
 3rd and 4th grade TADA trip 1.pdf  3rd and 4th grade TADA trip 2.pdf 
1st grade trip to the American Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm
 1st grade Museum.pdf  1st grade Museum 2.pdf  1st grade Museum 3.pdf  
Kindergarten Trip to the American Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm
 Kindergarten Museum.pdf  Kindergarten Museum 2.pdf 
7th grade trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not
Friday, December 18, 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm
 7th grade Ripleys 1.pdf  7th grade Ripleys 2.pdf  7th grade Ripleys 3.pdf 
1st Grade trip to see The Nutcracker
Thursday, December 15, 2016
9:30am - 1:30pm

Kindergarten trip to Green Meadows Farm
Wednesday, November 4, 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm

8th grade trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Friday, October 30, 2015
9am - 4pm

Kindergarten trip to Masker Orchards
Thursday, October 22,2015 
9am - 2pm

6th Grade Trip to Poe Cottage
Friday, October 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Welcome Back

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  • Half Day 12:00pm Dismissal (Staff PD)

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  • Saturday Academy 11

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  • Saturday Academy 12 - ELA only

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  • Saturday Academy 13 - ELA only

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