Russell Sage Junior High School is a diverse collaborative school community dedicated to achieving academic excellence for all students. Through standards-driven instruction, a nurturing environment, and the development of civic and social skills necessary to function productively in the work, we will create a family of life-long learners.

Russell Sage Junior High School strives to meet the challenge of improving outcomes for all segments of the school population, including gifted and first quartile reading and math students, and English Language Learners (ELLs).

This is accomplished through the efforts of a highly motivated, well-trained, creative, collaborative teaching staff, bolstered by ongoing staff development, and partnerships with community-based organizations. In addition, students have access to state-of-the-art technology, as well as the infusion of the arts into all areas of instruction.

The following are a few of the special programs available at Russell Sage Junior High School:

  • Instrumental Music

  • Chorus

  • Dance

  • Drama

  • Winter and Spring Concerts

  • Graphic Arts

  • Computers

  • Foreign Language Proficiency Classes in French and Spanish

  • Latin for 6th Grade

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • School Play

  • Russell Sage Student Councils

  • Annual Russell Sage Art Exhibition

  • Urban Advantage Science Program

  • PENCIL partnership with JetBlue Airlines

  • Yearbook Club

  • Math Teams in 6, 7, and 8 grade

  • New York Care

  • New York Grows

  • Garden to Cafe