DREAM Highbridge elementary school

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Currently enrolling for Grades K-2

Temporarily located at 360 E 168th St, Bronx, NY 10456

Moving to 1162 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10452 in Fall 2024

Bienvenido a
Escuela primaria DREAM Highbridge

At DREAM Highbridge Elementary School, everything we do is guided by our Whole Child model: the belief that every child needs and deserves not only rigorous academic instruction, but also social-emotional support, physical health and wellness, and the strength of a community behind them. When children are known, seen, and loved, that’s when they have the space to grow into the leaders, innovators, and changemakers of tomorrow.

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teachers per classroom as part of our unique integrated co-teaching model

Every year

DREAM scholars outperform their city and state peers in testing

voices from our community

“DREAM has been family since the very first day. From the administrative staff during registration, all the way up to the warm welcoming morning greetings ... I could not have selected a better school for my child."

- Sheerece, DREAM Parent

Conoce al director
Shannel Richardson

Shannel Richardson, founding Principal of DREAM Highbridge Elementary School, began her career as an elementary school teacher and was drawn to DREAM because of its deep commitment to the community.
read her bio

el lugar importa

At DREAM, we believe that every child deserves a beautiful space to play, learn, and grow. The power of place – including being deeply embedded in a community – is critical to our education model.

The current home of DREAM Highbridge Elementary School is a temporary incubation space at 360 E 168th St, Bronx, NY 10456, where we will remain through the 2023-24 school year. This is a standalone building used only by DREAM where our students have access to a gym, science lab, and outdoor space.

Highbridge’s permanent home at 1162 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10452 will open its doors in Fall 2024. This 85,000 sq ft space will eventually serve students in PK-8. Like all our schools, it will be a space that our families are excited and proud to learn in, equipped with beautiful, inspiring features to help our scholars play, learn, and grow.

Our scholars will have access to the following facilities and features, and more:

  • Full-size gymnasium and cafeteria
  • Rooftop playspace
  • Technology lounge
  • Onsite occupational therapy, family coordinators, and more
  • Part of a large affordable housing development for Bronx families
  • Easily accessible from the 4, B, and D trains, as well as the Bx35, Bx1, and Bx2 bus lines (only steps away from Yankee Stadium!)

nuestro plan de estudios

DREAM’s curriculum ensures rigorous, culturally responsive and critically conscious instruction that teaches children to engage in critical thinking about complex and socially relevant ideas. Our curriculum provides opportunities to build student independence and access their creative expression. Students collaborate with peers across content areas that include:


  • Shared Reading
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Guided Reading
  • Phonics Instruction
  • Writing


  • Cognitively Guided Instruction
  • Problem Solving
  • Math Workshop
  • Science

The Arts

  • Art
  • Music

Physical Education

  • Sports
  • Recess

Aprendizaje socioemocional

  • Taught explicitly during Morning Meeting and Ruler
  • Reinforced through the components above

Después de la escuela gratis y Programación de verano

Every DREAM student is guaranteed a spot in our free afterschool and summer programming. That's because we believe that an extended-day, extended-year model is key to nurturing scholars' whole selves, keeping students engaged all day long and all year long through a mix of academic support, social-emotional learning programming, sports-based programming, and enrichment activities like field trips.

Una vez que su hijo esté inscrito para el otoño, puede comenzar su viaje DREAM ese verano; todos los estudiantes entrantes tienen garantizado un lugar en nuestra programación de verano.
Más información sobre el verano en DREAM

Preguntas frecuentes

¿Que es una escuela autónoma?
Las escuelas chárter son escuelas públicas, gratuitas y abiertas a todos, que tienen la autonomía y la libertad de diseñar aulas que satisfagan las necesidades de todos los estudiantes. Cada red de escuelas chárter tiene sus propios principios y prácticas, que pueden generar diferentes resultados para los estudiantes y las familias. En DREAM Charter Schools, todos los maestros están certificados por el estado de Nueva York y estamos comprometidos con un modelo que da la bienvenida a todos los niños y atiende todas sus necesidades: académicas, socioemocionales y físicas.
¿Cuál es el proceso de solicitud de DREAM?
Students are selected through a lottery process, and it’s free to apply. Applications must be submitted by the lottery deadline, which is in early April; applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which they are received. You can apply online or by using a print application, which are available in English, Spanish, and French. You can access online and print applications at www.wearedream.org/enroll.
¿Cuáles son los horarios de DREAM? ¿DREAM ofrece programación para después de clases?
El desayuno es de 7:30 a 7:55. El día escolar comienza a las 7:45 am y termina a las 4:00 pm, y después de clases continúa hasta las 5:45 pm. En un año típico, la salida de los viernes es a la 1:00 pm oa las 5:00 pm para los estudiantes que participan en actividades extracurriculares. Todos los estudiantes de DREAM tienen garantizado un lugar en nuestra programación gratuita después de la escuela, así como en nuestra programación gratuita de verano.
Does DREAM Highbridge offer busing?
Busing is currently only available for students who have an IEP that requires transportation.
¿Qué tipo de apoyo ofrece DREAM para los niños con IEP y / o necesidades especiales?
DREAM believes in every child, and 29% of our students have identified special needs. All our classrooms are have an integrated co-teaching model (with two teachers in every classroom) as well as onsite counseling, speech language therapy, physical therapy, hearing support services, occupational therapy, and paraprofessional services. 100% of IEP services are provided in person. For our students without IEPs, DREAM offers Tier 2 Support services in the form of both academic and social-emotional interventions.
¿Ofrecen servicios para estudiantes de inglés? Si es así, ¿qué servicios se ofrecen?
DREAM ofrece dos modelos para la enseñanza de estudiantes del idioma inglés, según las necesidades del estudiante. En el Modelo Independiente, los ELL/MLL se sacan del salón de clases regular durante un bloque del día para recibir apoyo lingüístico a través de un plan de estudios ELL designado. Las lecciones enfatizan el desarrollo de habilidades para hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir para mejorar el lenguaje académico y social y acelerar el progreso en el salón de clases básico. En el modelo de Co-Enseñanza Integrada, el maestro ELL/MLL ingresa al salón de clases regular y trabaja con el maestro del área de contenido para brindar apoyo lingüístico adicional a los ELL/MLL. Es una colaboración entre el maestro de educación general o de contenido y el maestro de inglés como nuevo idioma.
¿A quién puedo contactar si tengo preguntas adicionales o deseo más información?
Puede comunicarse con registration@wearedream.org. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar y nos pondremos en contacto contigo lo antes posible!
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