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Education Through Music and Community Building

At WHIN Music Community Charter School, our Washington Heights and Inwood community works together with a singular goal in mind: the success of your child.
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The WHIN Approach

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 .

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El Sistema

WHIN Music Community Charter School is 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.

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Academics

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Character Development

WHIN is committed to developing students holistically and authentically by integrating the following elements into their everyday activities:

Lifelong learners
(How we learn together)

Empathetic, compassionate community members
(How we treat each other)

Agents of Social change
(How we impact our community)

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WHIN At-a-Glance

947

STUDENTS ENROLLED

87%

of WHIN families strongly agreed
their child is learning new material

13:1

Teacher to Student ratio
keeps classes small

91%

of whin families ranked the quality of instruction as excellent/good during covid-19.

Our Program

Students at WHIN thrive with our rigorous, inquiry-driven, project based curriculum, aligned to Common Core State Standards and differentiated for each learner’s unique needs.

WHIN takes a balanced literacy approach, using EL Education’s K-5 English Language Arts curriculum, a comprehensive, standards-based core literacy program through compelling, real-world content.

Using Bridges in Mathematics students experience math through a lens of exciting discovery. Math units create rich scenarios for learners, and are revisited throughout the year to ensure student mastery.

Our program helps students become citizen- artists in the spirit of El Sistema, supporting the development of students’ unique identity, self-worth, and empathy towards others.

WHIN offers two periods of music a day for all students. Our ensembles focus on vocal and instrumental music, with both strands building strong foundations of music literacy so students become authentic life-long and life-wide music makers.

Our FOSS curriculum fosters students’ curiosity of the natural world while students engage in active investigations, collaborate with peers, record observations, extend learning outdoors and in real world contexts. WHIN offers a dedicated Science classfor all students every day where students learn by doing hands-on experiments based on the highly-regarded FOSS curriculum.

In our holistic, balanced curriculum, students learn to respect, develop, and take care of their physical health.

The WHIN Advantage

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Thank you all to our amazing community for signing our petition in support of WHIN's expansion to Middle School.

We are so close to reaching our goal, but need your help! Please help us in forwarding our petition to anyone you think...

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Our rising first graders are working on a mural depicting their favorite parts of their community! Cannot wait to see what they come up with. #WHINproud Be on the lookout for the completed project soon!

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Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School2 weeks ago

@leadlightsensemble presents a monthly concert outside Word-Up Community Bookshop as part of “Play On! Washington Heights.” Wednesday, July 21 at 5pm.

Featuring musical performance by Julie Lawrence, violin and Alina Lee, cello.
Members will share a...

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Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School2 weeks ago

Have you practiced your handwriting yet today like our WHINner, Anylah?

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Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School2 weeks ago

Cheers to a WHIN summer with Popsicles in Park! Come join us for friends, fun and delicious treats!

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Washington Heights and Inwood Music Community Charter School2 weeks ago

Popsicles in the Park! Happening now, 11am-1pm, come join us and meet some of new and current WHINners and enjoy a popsicle on us! Hope to see you there!

In the El Sistema tradition, WHIN creates a positive learning environment where all members feel safe and welcome, engaging social inclusion through music and enabling students to view themselves as assets to the Washington Heights and Inwood New York City community.

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Our Location

164th St and Edgecombe Ave (Manhattan)

WHIN Music Community Charter School
401 West 164th Street
(164th and Edgecombe Ave),
New York, NY. 10032
email: [email protected]
phone: 1 (844) 489-0817

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