Catholic Charities has officially started the after-school program so IS 143 parents who are interested in enrolling their children can call us or come in to enroll their child. Parents that may need assistance with housing issues or immigration-related matters can be referred to us as well. Our evening and Saturday programs will begin in October 2021. We offer a food pantry that will also start operating in October 2021. For more information you can reach out to us at T: (212)795-1490 or Email:


What is C.H.A.M.P.S.- Fitness?

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CHAMPS Fitness-based Physical Activity Helps with:

  • support stress reduction;

  • promote safe social interaction;

  • build the social-emotional skills needed for life.

  1. Join us and help build on:

    1. Self-confident

    2. Agility

    3. Strength

    4. Conditioning

    5. Speed

  2. Compete with PEERS in a variety of skills training activities for rewards and bragging rights.

    1. Medals

    2. Certificates

    3. Gift cards

  3. Or just to get out and breathe the air.

    1. Walking

    2. Talking

    3. Mindfulness

    4. Stretching

    5. Community outreach

    6. Athletics

SERIOUS AND DEDICATED CANDIDATES ONLY (Minimum of 2 days a week After-School hrs)

All activities will take place in the Washington Heights Community (Gymnasium, Fitness Center, and Local Parks/Weather Permitting) dismissal from location.

Interested? Let me know as soon as possible.

(START DATE is: Wednesday 12/1/21. Space is limited. Program days: W-Th 2:30 PM-4:30 PM.)

Mr. R.Ortiz-Google voice # (914)603-7739 “Text if possible”


The NewYork-Presbyterian School-Based Health Center is located at your child's school and is open year-round to provide students with free, on-site access to comprehensive medical and mental health care along with a diverse array of health education and health promotion services.

To learn more about us, click here

To make an appointment, click here

To complete a parent/guardian consent form, click here

Dental Office TBA


Margaret’s Place is a school-based violence prevention and intervention program through The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. Our goals at Margaret’s Place are to promote a message of non-violence and support students in positively coping with d issues. Services Available Individual and Group Counseling/Confidential Therapeutic Counseling available for students whose lives have been impacted by violence. Reach out to Ms. Vianey if you are feeling upset and will like to speak to someone for counseling. Therapeutic counseling services are available for students that have been impacted/affected by violence such as community, law enforcement, and/or family violence. 1) Visit Margaret’s Place in room 236 or Email Ms. Vianey at 2) Ms. Vianey will reach out to you and speak to you about the possibility to receive counseling services. • Peer Leadership Program Ambassadors of Margaret’s Place learn to educate their peers on topics such as domestic violence, bullying, healthy relationships, and diversity. If you would like to become a peer leader or you believe you are a good candidate, please reach out to Ms. Vianey for an application. Parent Events such as annual workshops are offered to parents on important topics such as healthy relationships, bullying, and adolescent coping skills. Resources and referrals are provided for parents as needed.

If you are seeking more information and/or resources please feel free to reach out to Ms. Vianey at Announcements Peer Leadership: Ms. Vianey is now accepting applications for 2021- 2022 Peer Leadership Cohort! Peer Leadership meetings are virtual every Tuesday 2:25pm – 3:15pm. Counseling: Ms. Vianey is available for individual counseling. Visit Ms. Vianey in room 236 (inside the library) or email her at .


Project START (Students, Teachers, and Researchers Teach) Science! is an initiative in which students from Yeshiva University, accompanied by professors from YU, design and implement scientific curricular modules in a local public school. The pilot program, started in Spring 2011 and consisted of 8 courses in the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Engineering and is currently taught in science classes. This is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the theory learned in class while simultaneously helping the Washington Heights community. START is run by the YU ACS Chemistry Club.