Park East Day School
Park East Day School (officially called Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School) is a traditional Jewish day school, located on the upper east side of the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City. It includes an early childhood program, an elementary school, graduating students after eighth grade.
In 1950's Rabbi Zev Zahavy and his wife Edith, a noted educator, founded the school. In 1976 Rabbi Arthur Schneier started Park-East's early childhood facility (a nursery school). In 1981, the nursery school merged with the East Side Hebrew Institute ("ESHI"), once one of the major Jewish institutions of the Lower East Side, which had classes ranging from Nursery, Kindergarten and up to the 8th grade. The new merged school was named "Park East ESHI". Several years later, the new school board omitted the word "ESHI" and in 1990 they renamed the school after Rabbi Arthur Schneier.
Today, the school is run by Rabbi Arthur Schneier and the Principal is Mrs. Barbara Etra.
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