Welcome to District 1, located on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside and East Village!

Community School District 1 brings students and educators together for inclusive 3K – 12 learning environments on NYC’s East Village & Lower East Side.

Visions and Values

We are committed to continuous improvement in providing equitable and accessible learning experiences through a culturally responsive and anti-racist approach to meet the needs of our diverse community of learners. Our community is dedicated to collective ownership and personalized learning that fosters student agency and independence.

We value joy, equity, collaboration, and innovation and strive to live these values across all learning settings and modalities. As a result, our students will be adaptive leaders, change-makers, and empowered members of our modern digital world.

Joy. We learn best when there is joy in the process.

Equity. We all have the resources and access to learning needed to be successful.

Collaboration. We learn from each other and local and global partners.

Innovation. We are constantly adapting instruction driven by our students interests and passions.

District 1 Calendar

2023-2024 School Year Calendar


7th, Thurs

First Day Of School for Students

25th, Mon

Yom Kippur, (schools closed)


9th, Mon

Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples’ Day, schools closed


7th, Tues

Election Day, students do not attend school

23rd, Thurs

Thanksgiving, schools closed

24th, Fri

Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed


25th-29th, Mon-Fri

Winter Recess, schools closed


1st, Mon

New Year’s Day (observed), schools closed

15th, Mon

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed


19th-23rd, Mon-Fri

Midwinter Recess, schools closed


29th – 31st

Easter Weekend (no school)


1st, Mon

Easter Weekend (schools closed)

10th, Wed

Eid al-Fitr, (schools closed)


27th, Mon

Memorial Day, schools closed


6th, Thurs

Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development; students do not attend

7th, Fri

Clerical Day for elementary schools, middle schools, K–12 schools, and standalone D75 programs; students in these schools do not attend

17th, Mon

Eid al-Adha (schools closed)

19th, Wed

Juneteenth (school closed)

26th, Wed

Last day of school for students

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