Lavelle Prep News

2019 Night of Champions’ Outstanding Teachers and TAs

  It has been an incredible year for Lavelle Prep—and it’s not even over yet! This year we are proud to present four of our best educators as the 2019 Night of Champion’s Outstanding Teachers and Teacher Assistants. From Lavelle Prep Elementary, we recognize Alessandra Demeo and Paola Silva. Alessandra DeMeo – Outstanding Teacher of […]

Lavelle Prep High School Students Get First-Hand Look Into Emergency Medicine

There is no teacher quite as effective or memorable as experience!  At Lavelle Prep, we are driven by our belief that exposure and experience to the “real world” will inspire students to achieve their biggest dreams.  On Monday, May 20th, the high schoolers of Lavelle Prep had a rare and informative look into the field of medicine— specifically the sights and science of […]

Mindful Mondays at Lavelle Prep

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, 70% of students in the United States feel that depression and anxiety are a major problem affecting themselves and peers.  At Lavelle Prep, addressing the emotional problems is more than just a priority— it’s our mission!  Integration Charter Schools (ICS) is dedicated to providing innovative pathways to […]

Lavelle Prep Seniors Celebrates College Signing Day!

On May 3rd, 43 college-bound Lavelle Prep Seniors took their first steps towards their college careers.  Lavelle Prep’s College Signing Day was filled with high hopes and roaring cheers as the senior class announced their final college decisions. They were greeted with an auditorium filled with their biggest supporters and role models, including fellow students from 10th and […]

The 7 Step Walk

Mindfulness: the ability to be aware of one’s own present thoughts and feelings. It’s a trending topic that is often easily understood but quite difficult to practice. At Lavelle Prep, in order for students to put mindfulness into action, Principal Chris Zilinski and Assistant Principal Kristina Mazza created the 7-Step Walk — a pathway for […]


NYC charter schools are in jeopardy of losing access to Vanguard — a service that allows charter schools to contact ALL NYC parents to let them know about ALL the education opportunities available to them. In recent weeks, the mayor and NYC public schools have signaled a major policy reversal that would limit NYC families’ […]

You’re Invited: ICS Baseball Game Fundraiser

This July, don’t miss your chance come out and support Integration Charter Schools with an exciting night of baseball at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark!  On July 19th, ICS will be holding a baseball game – fundraiser with the Staten Island Yankees! Along with the baseball game, the night will feature food, fun for the […]

Let the Madness Begin!

Come one, come all to the Lavelle Prep March Madness Week!  This week, from March 19th -March 21st, Lavelle Prep will be hosting a series of events to celebrate our incredible students, their talents, and achievements!  Starting on March 19th  at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30pm) , Mr. DiSalvo’s High School Music Production Class will be holding their concert in the Lavelle Prep Theater. The students have […]

Meet Ibrahim Ibrahim: Lavelle Prep’s Arabic Teacher

At Integration Charter Schools (ICS), we believe that diversity is our strength. In order to fulfill this vision, Lavelle Prep has been partnering with the Teachers of Critical Language Program (TCLP) to bring to life a unique Arabic language program. TCLP is a U.S. Department of State initiative which brings teachers from China, Egypt, and […]