Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia
Principal:   Rose Arocho-Fullam

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. 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


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

Icahn 1 loves 100 Book Challenge! - Mrs. Byrne

  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


Come prepared for the new school year!

Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:
School Supplies List K-8.pdf

Fall 2015 Book Fair! 
That's right, it's back!  Last year our book fair was such a success that we have decided to do it all over again! Come join us on October 26- November 2 at the Elementary School Multi Purpose Room.   Happy Reading!!

Principal's Pen

Icahn Charter School 1 teachers participated in a school-wide initiative introducing Learning Targets as an instructional tool to enhance student learning and achievement. Unlike instructional objectives, derived from content standards, written in teacher language, and used to guide teaching during a lesson, learning targets frame a lesson from the student point of view.  A learning target helps students grasp the lesson's purpose--why it is crucial to learn this information and exposes students to the Common Core State Standards. Learning Targets are written in a student friendly way and posted as an “I Can..” statement.  Each month, we will expand on our Learning Targets implementation.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 8
Lunar New Year (Schools Closed)
Tuesday, February 9
Progress Reports Distributed
Friday, February 12
Half Day
12:00pm Dismissal
Mon, Feb 15 - Fri, Feb 19
Midwinter Recess (Schools Closed)
Including Washington's Birthday and Lincoln's Birthday
Monday, February 22
Picture Retake Day
Welcome Back!


Today, 2/6/2016
High: 39 Low: 30
Partly sunny
11% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 40 Low: 36
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.

Featured Online Programs

Students of the Month

Ms. Wright - Delilah Baskin
Ms. Gonzalez - Erica Agyepong
1st Grade
Mrs. Jarer - Chloe Rivera
Ms. Thurston - Irene Opoku-Gyamfi
2nd Grade

Mrs. Sussman - Blanca Bonet
Ms. Austin - Alana Payne 
3rd Grade
Ms. Evans - Ange-Daniel Konan
Ms. Sierra -  Isis Martinez
4th Grade
Ms. O'Flaherty - Kiara Amory
Mrs. Cook - Oluwatunmise Adebayo
5th Grade
Mr. Meyer - Ariana Serrano
Mr. Silfen - Osazemwen Alapa
6th Grade
Mrs. Aldebot - Kemri Castanos
Ms. Afflick - Roberto Sarante Jr.
7th Grade
Ms. Khan - Dalia Quinones
Ms. Lucido - Nathalie Lopez
8th Grade
Ms. Oyola - Marc Callejo
Mr. Liardi  - Abigail Ofori



Basketball Game Schedule .pdf

Bronx Preparatory Charter School 3872 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 Between 172nd and Claremont
Health & Science 800 Home Street Bronx, NY 10456
TAPCO 2225 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10457
Icahn 2 1640 Bronxdale Avenue Bronx, NY 10462
Family Life 14 W 170th Street Bronx, NY10452
Henry Hudson 1111 Pugsley Ave Bronx, NY 10472
Girls Prep BX 890 Cauldwell Ave Bronx, NY 10456
Kipp Academy 250 East 156th Street Bronx, NY 10451
Harriet Tubman 489 E 169th Street

Monthly Events / Special Dates

Tuesday, September 29th   (Grades 5-8)
Thursday, October 1st   (Grades K-4)**change of date**

Meet the Teacher Form K-4.doc
Meet the Teacher Form 5-8.doc
Meet the Teacher Poster.doc

Parent Teacher Conference
November 2, 2015

Grades K-6
Grades 7 & 8

Tuesday, June 30th
 Moving Up Ceremony

Wednesday, July 1st
Educational Super Bowl
Icahn Charter Schools 1-7

2016 NYS Exam Dates
IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/7 -Thursday, 6/16


Biology (Living Environment)
Wednesday, 6/15

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Thursday,  6/16

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/27

NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 4/5 through Thursday, 4/7

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Wednesday, 4/13 through Friday, 4/15

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


Family Math Workshop (Grades K-4)
Join us for  a morning filled with engaging Math activities!
Presenters:  Mrs. Kaminer (Math Consultant) & Mrs. Kepke (Math TA)
Click on the link below for more information:

Family Math Night Poster May 16.doc
Trip to The Nutcracker
1st Grade
Depart at 10am
Return by 1:30pm

1st Grade Permission Slip.pdf


As of Tuesday, December 1, 2015, we will be accepting applications for students entering grades K-8 in September 2016. 

You are invited to pick up an application in the office at the address below:


Icahn Charter School 1

1506 Brook Avenue

Bronx, NY 10457



click on the link below to apply online: 


Join us on Tuesday, October 20th. 


Presenter:  Ms.Susan Cernansky ( American Reading Company)  

For more information, click on the attachment below.

100 Book Challenge Parent Workshop 2015.doc

Where We Have Been

After being led on a guided tour of Poe Cottage the Sixth Grade viewed a film presentation on Edgar Allen Poe.

The Ninjas and Caterpillars had such a wonderful time visiting the Masker's Orchard!  The orchard has over 20, 000 trees with 14 varieties of apples!  We hiked through the orchard with a scenic view of the colorful foliage, and collected 10 pounds of apples each!  We brought the apples back to school for some fun science experiments! - C. Gonzalez, Kindergarten


8th grade visited the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The trip was great! We watched a play called The Nutcracker. The students really enjoyed the part of the play when the Nutcracker came alive. - S. Thurston, 1st grade