PS/MS 498 The Van Nest Academy for Environmental Health Sciences & Technology

                                                                  Mission Statement...

The Van Nest Academy is a community of HEROES* and life-long learners who work together to develop our students into exemplary citizens, positively impacting our society for a brighter future…...globally, nationally, locally and personally.


*H-helping others E-engaging in learning R-respecting all people and property O-organized E-everyday responsible S- safe, first and always

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    OPENING FOR 1st & 2nd GRADE AT VNA!!!

    If you are looking to move your child to Van Nest Academy, we are currently registering on the spot for 1st and 2nd grade. 

    Please come in with 2 proofs of address (con ed bill, pay stub, IRS documents), the child's birth certificate, immunization record, and IEP if applicable. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call Vanessa at (718)409-3001 ext. 1052. Please leave a voicemail if I do not answer your call. 


    PS/MS 498 The Van Nest Academy for Environmental Health Sciences & Technology


    Hope you are all as excited as we are to begin yet another after school year.
    DFOY applications are available at the school for your access. This year program is scheduled to run from 2:30-5:30, as of 5:35 begins late pick up. Please be advised after 5:35 there will be a late fee of $5 per five minutes per child. Keep in mind this is an attendance based program Monday Friday from 2:30-5:30. We will only be intaking application from August 28- Sept 1st from 9-3 in the DFOY office. Parents please be advised that this School Year's after school seats are lottery based. Please make sure to have the required documents for submission as applications will not be accepted incomplete.

    Required Documents
    -copy of birth certificate
    -updated physical
    -2 wallet size pictures
    -copy of medical insurance cards

    If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of the following Directors:

    Elementary K- 5th grade 
    Nicole Torres (929) 358-8991
    Middle school 6th-8th grade
    Karolann Garcia 
    (929) 358-9014
    PS/MS 498 The Van Nest Academy for Environmental Health Sciences & Technology

VNA Clubs 17-18

Important Dates and Events

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8th Gr. Guidance Announcements


    VNA is happy to announce that we will be having several High Schools visit us for  information sessions with our students and families.  Please be on the look out for upcoming dates on Pupil Path and feel free to contact me with any further questions.

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  • Mandatory High School Information Night for 8th Graders

    Please join us for a High School information night on Monday, September 18, 2018 (see attached)

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  • 8th Grade High School Process

    Welcome back.  Attached to our Guidance Department website there are resources, links and documents that might be helpful to you for the High School Process.  Please visit our school website frequently to see any updates that may be posted.  For further information, please feel free to contact Ms. Gjidija at (718) 409-3001 ext. 5173.  Have a great day!

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Guidance Calendar

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Tape the Principal to the Wall Day 2017!

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