• 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

Internship Training Institute

The Internship Training Institute is designed to serve as a foundation course for first semester JVL students who have never participated in the school’s internship program.  These students need time to develop the basic skills necessary to be successful interns before going to an internship site.  The institute also serves as a foundation course to help students who have historically been unsuccessful as interns during their JVL enrollment or who are returning to school after a long absence.  During an intensive 8 to 9-week institute, interns learn and practice basic workplace competencies centered on appropriate etiquette, attire, habits, communication, behavior, and literacy.  Student-interns who successfully complete the institute’s course work will receive two internship credits, a certificate of competency, and are prepared to participate in an out-of-school internship the following semester.

 Below is an overview of the course:

 Module 1      Institute Orientation; Self – Awareness

Module 2      Fair Employment Practices; Ethics & Etiquette; Microsoft Office: Word Processing

Module 3      Career Exploration/Job Seeking Behaviors: Communication 1; Microsoft Office: Word Processing

Module 4      Employment Expectations

Module 5      Career Exploration/Job Seeking Behaviors: Communication 2; Career Exploration/Job Seeking Behaviors: Appearance 1; Microsoft Office: Word Processing/Publisher

Module 6      Career Exploration/Job Seeking Behaviors: Appearance 2; Microsoft Office: Excel

Module 7      Financial Literacy; Microsoft Office: Excel

Module 8      Putting It All Together Project; Microsoft Office: PowerPoint

Module 9      JVL Basics; Putting It All Together Project

Internship Program

The objective of the Internship Program is to provide students with an opportunity to expand their experience in the career pathway of their choice.  Active involvement in the workplace as a trainee is intended to challenge the student to higher academic and workplace skills standards and help to better identify careers of interest.

From a career perspective, the Internship Program:

  • Exposes the student to a professional business environment.
  • Gives the student entry-level experience by engaging the student in related tasks.
  • Allows the student to spend quality time in areas of interest.
  • Exposes the student to group situations and working with minimum supervision.
  • Enhances the student’s resume with professional business experience.

 The internship experience facilitates students in developing broader personal skills, such as:

  • Developing a sound work ethic.
  • Understanding professional dress and behaviors.
  • Enhancing social and business decorum.
  • Improving communication skills.

 Internships are an important part of the learning experience at Wildcat.  As such, students are expected to take their internship experiences just as seriously as any other academic requirement.
Internship participation is mandatory.  Students attend school from 9 am to 5 pm one week and then internship the next week.  In addition to academic projects assigned during the school week AND internship week, all students are expected to complete an Internship Portfolio.  Upon completing this collection of documents, writings, research and activities, each student will receive a stipend each week to defray costs while working.  Completion of these tasks along with the evaluation from the employer and satisfactory attendance at the work site determines the number of credits each student is awarded for internship participation each term.
There is a wide array of internship sites ranging from office work to construction to health care.  Students work closely with counselors and internship site managers to determine the best fit for their career goals.