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  • Solar Eclipse Announcement

    Dear Families:

    We are writing to inform you that on Monday, April 8, the New York City area will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning around 2:00 p.m. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth. This casts a shadow that may make the sky dark for the eclipse's duration, as the sun will become approximately 90% covered in NYC during the peak coverage time, around 3:25 p.m.

    While this may overlap with school dismissal times, please know that there will be no changes to dismissal, and after-school programming will remain in effect. Please also be prepared for increased traffic throughout the area and consider using public transit instead of driving during this time.

    If you and your family are planning to view the eclipse, please make sure to do so safely by using proper, specialized eye protection. Regular sunglasses and other filters are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses. Glasses are available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library while supplies last. It is recommended to call in advance to ensure supplies are available. Please take precautions, whether inside or out, as looking at the sun without protection can cause loss of the ability to see colors, loss of vision, or even permanent blindness.

    For more information on solar eclipse eye safety, please visit the New York City Department of Health guidance:


    New York City Public Schools

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Marking Period 1 Report Cards

    Families, Marking Period 1 Report Cards will be distributed virtually today, and they can be accessed via your NYC Schools account at  When we return from the long weekend, PPA will administer a physical copy of the report card to all students, in addition to sending a copy home.  

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Global Studies Mock Regents Exam


    Hello families!

    This is Mr. Salamanca, your child’s Global Studies 10 Teacher. I would like to inform you that Myself and Mr. Longobardi will be having a Mock Global Regents, Saturday April 6th from 9am to 12pm.

    The Mock Regents will be administered in the Library on the 3rd floor. It will help determine where your child is with the global content, as well as where they may need to prepare further.  As you know, your child will be taking the Global Regents on June 18th, 2024 at 1:15PM.

    In order to facilitate the attendance and determine your child’s attendance, please take the time to fill out the following form.  RSVP FORM

    Lastly, the Global Mock exam will count as an extra credit test grade for their 2nd marking period. If you have any questions, you can reach us at:

    Mr. Salamanca

    Mr. Longobardi at .

    Ms. Leroy 10th grade guidance Counselor at


    Mr. Salamanca

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • BSU presents A March Madness Basketball Tournament

    PPA's Black Student Union will be hosting their first annual March Madness Student Basketball Tournament starting March 13th - 15th during 8th period. Come cheer on your fellow classmates and participate in the halftime show raffle as well!

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Please use this document to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference

    Dear PPA Families, 

    PPA would love to invite you to sign up for our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences will be conducted remotely and take place on Thursday, November 16th from 5:00-8:00 PM and Friday, November 17th from 12:30-2:30 PM. Both of these days are instructional days; however, Friday, November 17th will be a half day for students, and they will be dismissed at the end of 5th period (11:34 AM). 

    How Conferences Will Work: 

    This year PPA will be using Calendly to schedule meeting times with families. Families will have the option to schedule a 10 minute phone or Google Meet conference with their child’s teachers. On pages 2-4 of this document, you will find the Calendly links for all teachers and staff.  If you wish to schedule a conference with your child’s teachers please complete the following directions: 

    1. Go to the Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up document.
    2. Identify the teacher you would like to conference with. 
    3. Click on the Calendly link next to the teacher’s name. 
    4. Select the day and time you would like to be contacted. 
    5. Fill in the necessary contact information. 
    6. Repeat this process for every teacher you would like to contact. 

    In the event that these dates do not work for you, a convenient time slot is not available, or all time slots for any given teacher are booked, please reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor via email. A list of teacher, counselor, and staff emails will be located on the same Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up document.  

    Please be reminded that Marking Period 2 will end on Friday, December 8th. To prepare for Thursday and Friday, please take a moment to view your child’s grades via JumpRope. These conferences are a great opportunity for us to discuss your child’s academic progress, and both provide and receive necessary feedback to ensure your child’s success here at PPA. We look forward to hearing and speaking with you. 


    Benvenuto Ferron


    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Open Houses on Nov. 4 and 10th

    Hello, Prospective PPA Families!

    We invite all families interested in sending their child to Pelham Preparatory Academy to attend on of our upcoming open houses on Saturday, November 4 (10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) or Friday, November 10th (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.).

    If attending, please RSVP using the following form:

    For more information, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Julie Pozo, at, or the 9th Grade Counselor, Aaron Cruz, at

    We look forward to meeting you soon!

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • MAP Growth Assessment on Tuesday, October 3 for all students

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® in ELA and math on a computer. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

    MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

    MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. This school year, students at Pelham Prep Academy in grades 9-12 will take the tests in October, January and May.

    Your child should arrive to school at his/her regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, October 3. Students will report to their 3rd period classes to take the MAP Growth Assessments and remain in their class throughout the school day until they have finished testing. All students will report to the cafeteria for lunch during period 8 and then will be dismissed at the end of their scheduled day. 

    We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit or reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.


    Kimberlee Davidson

    Assistant Principal

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
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  • Annual Community Service Day!

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  • In-Person Parent-Teacher Meetings on April 18th!

    Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Progress Reports for Marking Period 2 (Spring)

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