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

Announcements + Upcoming Events

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

2022-2023 School Year Calendar


8th, Thurs

First Day Of School for Students

26th, Mon

Rosh Hashanah, Schools Closed

27th, Tues

Rosh Hashanah, Schools Closed


5th, Wed

Yom Kippur, Schools Closed

10th, Mon

Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples’ Day, schools closed


8th, Tues

Election Day, students do not attend school

11th, Fri

Veterans Day, schools closed

24th, Thurs

Thanksgiving, schools closed

25th, Fri

Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed


26th-30th, Mon-Fri

Winter Recess, schools closed


2nd, Mon

New Year’s Day (observed), schools closed

16th, Mon

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


20th-24th, Mon-Fri

Midwinter Recess, schools closed


9th – 24th

Parent – Teacher Conferences


6th, Thurs

First Day of Passover, schools closed

7th, Fri

Second Day of Passover / Good Friday, schools closed

8th-14th, Mon-Fri

Spring Recess (includes Good Friday and Passover), schools closed

21st, Fri

Eid al-Fitr, schools closed


29th, Mon

Memorial Day, schools closed


8th, Thurs

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

9th, Fri

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

19th, Mon

Juneteenth (observed), schools closed

27th, Tues

Last day of school for students