A Message from the Principal
Pride, achievement and commitment to excellence are the traits that make Steinway Intermediate School 141 a beloved middle school in Astoria. This year, our school is proud to be ranked one of the top 20% middle schools in the State of New York for the eleventh year in a row. Our school boasts a commitment to providing every single student who walks through our doors with a world-class education in a safe environment that is conducive to learning.
Our three small learning communities offer parents a partnership with the school where everyone is welcome and valued. Within each small academy, teachers work closely in teams to provide programs that regularly celebrate diversity and respect among the students in order to put an end to bullying and intolerance, which has resulted in our school being named a “Respect for All” school every year since 2013.
We are strongly committed to academic rigor, firsthand knowledge gained from practical hands-on experience, and a growing awareness of the world around us. This awareness has promoted our contributions to the needs of others both at home and abroad; each year we participate in various fundraisers and other philanthropic endeavors, such as Pennies for Patients and Operation Santa, in order to teach our students about the importance of giving to those in need. We participate in writing and art contests every year, often with great success, such as the ABENY contest and the New York City Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. It is not only the dedication of educators and students that have enabled us to achieve so much, but also the allegiance of parents who are mutually committed to the achievement of our students.
We ensure our parents are always included in their children’s education and remain valued partners, who are informed of our goals and practices, and who always feel welcome in our school. We recognize that we are all vital contributors to our school’s success, and maintain the philosophy that if we continue to work together, we can ensure that all of our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to be successful in today’s world.
Vanessa Williams Principal