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    John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School
  • Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017!!

    Please note, location has been changed from Fashion Institute of Technology to Hotel Pennsylvania.

    Graduation is Tuesday, June 27 at Hotel Pennsylvania 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd Street) directly across Seventh Avenue from New York Penn Station. 

    Students are to arrive at 9:00 am for rehearsal.

    Parents may arrive 10:00 am. for seating.

    John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School
  • Danish Visit on April 22, 2016

    On Friday, April 22, 2016, the Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen along with Ms. Anna Cecile De Klauman, Minister Counselor, Food Agriculture and Fisheries and five staff members visited our culinary kitchen. 


    In addition to providing a wonderful lunch Chef Bill Peacock and several of our aspiring chefs gave an informative description of our culinary program.  Wildcat graduate and Culinary Associate Luis Nova described the transformative hydroponics program.


    The Danish delegation was in N.Y.C. to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Ms. De Klauman had this to say about their visit to our Bronx campus, “I have to say that the visit more than lived up to our expectations! It was very inspiring and interesting to learn about the Wildcat program and your teaching philosophy – the Culinary program and the Urban farming and not least to meet and talk with your fantastic students. The food they prepared was amazing. When we left the Wildcat school the minister said, that this was a visit that he would never forget.”

    John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School



It’s hard to believe the fall term is nearing an end.  By now students have received their midterm progress reports.  It is important in the few remaining weeks for students to be present, on time and ready to participate in class.  Too many students have punctuality problems and will not be passing their first period class. They will have to repeat that class next term.

Regents exams are right around the corner.  Our teachers have already begun their prep classes during lunchtime.  In the past close to 100% of the students who attended these classes the prescribe number of times passed their regents exam.  Please join us in encouraging our students to attend these classes.

Our culinary program continues to be a recognized success.  During the summer four future chefs attended the World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Two of our students made the finals in the student World Team Competition.  Our students were the only high school students and the only participants from the US.

Equally noteworthy, seven of our aspiring chefs assisted Plaza Hotel chefs in preparing the dinner for the annual CEI gala held at the Plaza Hotel on November 30th.  It was a valuable and rewarding learning experience for our culinary stars. Gala organizers and Plaza management highly praised the students’ skills. We congratulate Chef Bill Peacock and his assistant Luis Novoa for their excellent instruction preparing our students for potential careers in the culinary field. We are proud to say that many of our culinary graduates have successfully pursued culinary careers.

Our alumni continue to visit us. We recently had a visit from a student in our first graduating class of 1995. She is a physical trainer and her sister (who graduated in 1996) is a police officer.  We are happy to hear that she is in contact with several members of the ‘95 class and that they are all doing well.  They are part of a long list of successful Wildcat graduates who have become lawyers, teachers, social workers, nurses, counselors, police officers, fireman, career military personnel and a doctor of veterinary medicine.

We would like to wish all of our families an enjoyable holiday season and a healthy and happy New Year.

Ron Tabano
CEO & Principal

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