Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia
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. 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


Career Day!
Tuesday May 17, 2016
arrive at school
by 8:00am
Parent Meeting (6th and 7th grade)
Presented by:  Mr.Jeffrey Litt (Icahn Charter Schools' Superintendent)
Focus:  Information session - High School Selection process
Date:  Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Middle School Gymnasium

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 2015-2016.pdf

Spring 2016 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 soon at the Elementary School Multi Purpose Room May 9, 2016 - May 13, 2016.   Happy Reading!!

Icahn Charter School 1 will be visited by Ms. Heather Arabadjis, author of Monster Mas books.

Grades: 3rd and 4th
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00am

Spring Break!
April, 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016
Classes Resume Monday May, 2, 2016

4th Grade Camp Herrlich Information Session Parent Meeting 

Date: Tuesday May 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Elementary School Cafeteria

Icahn 1 Girls Basketball and Icahn 1 Cheerleaders will be marching in the Bronx Week Parade.
Sunday May 15, 2016 
Parade to begin at 12pm on Hull Avenue and Mosholu Parkway

Bronx Parade Route Map 2016.pdf
Bronx Week Parade Day Directives 2016.pdf

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, September 5
Labor Day (Schools Closed)
Thursday, September 8
All Students and Staff Report
12:00pm Dismissal for Kindergarten Only
Monday, September 12
Eid al-Adha (Schools Closed)
Monday, October 3
Rosh Hashanah (Schools Closed)
Tuesday, October 4
Rosh Hashanah (Schools Closed)

2016-2017 School Calendar


Today, 8/27/2016
High: 87 Low: 73
Mostly clear
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/28/2016
High: 85 Low: 72
Partly cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.

Featured Online Programs

Students of the Month

Ms. Wright - Ismer Estrada
Ms. Gonzalez - Mercedes Mena
1st Grade
Mrs. Jarer - Saniyah Jackson
Ms. Thurston - Michelle Dadzie
2nd Grade

Mrs. Sussman - Blanca Bonet
Ms. Austin - Carlos Rodriguez
3rd Grade
Ms. Evans - Maxine Carr
Ms. Sierra -  Princess Agyepong
4th Grade
Ms. O'Flaherty - Nelson Hernandez
Mrs. Cook - Tamia Baxter
5th Grade
Mr. Meyer - Camille Davis
Mr. Silfen - Serena Pendharkar
6th Grade
Mrs. Aldebot - Senobia Gonzalez-Rivera
Ms. Afflick - Glenn Castro
7th Grade
Ms. Khan - Awa Konte
Ms. Lucido - Shane Robinson
8th Grade
Ms. Oyola - Joseph Ruiz
Mr. Liardi  - Esther Garces



Congratulations to Mrs. Cook's 4th grade class on winning the Stock Market Game!

Mrs. Cook Stock Market Game.pdf

Congratulations to our students who made the Icahn Charter School 1 Spring 2016 Basketball Team and Flag Football Team!

Monthly Events / Special Dates

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:


Lottery 2016 Flyer .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: 


Lottery Date :                    Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Start Time:    10:00a.m.
Location:     1506 Brook Avenue

Where We Have 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

1st grade Nutcracker.pdf

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

Kindergarten Green Meadows Farm.pdf
Kindergarten Green Meadows Farm 2.pdf
Kindergarten Green Meadows Farm 3.pdf

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

8th grade Intrepid.pdf

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

K Apple Picking 1.pdf
K Apple Picking 2.pdf
K Apple Picking 3.pdf

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

6th grade Poe Cottage.pdf
6th grade Poe Cottage 1.pdf