Manhattan Star Academy

A group of people in a line, four of them have scissors and are cutting a red ribbon in front of them
Mon, September 30, 2019
On September 26, YAI Network school Manhattan Star Academy (MSA) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Upper School at 150 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, marking the expansion of the school’s capacity and services. The event, which was attended by New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and YAI’s CEO George Contos, embodied the realization of a decade-long plan to expand MSA’s charter to accommodate students with autism, global developmental delays, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) up to age 21.
MSA teacher leads a class counting activity
Thu, May 30, 2019
By the start of the 2019-20 school year, YAI’s affiliate schools, Manhattan Star Academy (MSA) and the International Academy of Hope (iHOPE), will have...
Lindsay Mendez, 2018 Tony Award winner for the recent revival of Carousel
Wed, April 10, 2019
Lindsay Mendez, the 2018 Tony Award winner for the recent revival of Carousel , has long been an advocate for diversity on the Broadway stage. She has provided greater visibility for performers of color in theater with her impressive career, and she now lends her talents to support an organization within a vulnerable community: children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
MSA Welcomes Spring with children and adults dancing
Tue, March 19, 2019
Everyone was a star at Manhattan Star Academy's Spring Concert last Friday. Every year the school throws an event to celebrate its students and show parents how MSA's curriculum incorporates music.
Tue, November 24, 2015
As we approach Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, all of us have much for which to be grateful. Christine Grounds, whose son Nicholas attends our Manhattan Star Academy, is sharing her story as we gear up for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1
Thu, December 31, 2015
2015 was a year of partnership, opportunity and advocacy. There were so many incredible moments from throughout our organization. Our Top 10 Stories from 2015 illustrate how YAI has made great strides in bringing its mission of living, loving, working and learning to life. We have much work ahead in 2016. By embracing a culture of constant conversation, we will continue to learn what's most important to people, so we can align our supports and services with their wants and needs.
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