At IS 240 our vision is “Building a Better World” by developing our students’ global awareness and critical consciousness through a digital platform.


We want to develop our students' self-awareness of their own identity, culture, beliefs and identify how these elements connect with the wider world. By developing their social awareness including empathy, appreciating diversity, respecting others, and relationship-building skills--ultimately they will increase their understanding of the economic, cultural, political, and environmental influences which shape all of our lives.

STEAM Rich Engagement

In addition, IS 240 is a Magnet School that means we receive additional funding to maintain a Specialized Program.  Being a Magnet School allows our community to obtain alternative resources to provide our students with opportunities to participate in a rich engagement of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics in addition to all the other core content such as ELA, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.