• 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

Wildcat's PTO

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a body of parents and guardians and John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School teachers and staff that meet to discuss the needs of the school, from a Parent’s perspective. 

The PTO is focused on ensuring that appropriate support and resources are provided to the school for the benefit and educational growth of our students. Objectives are to develop parent leadership, build capacity for greater involvement, and foster and encourage parent participation at all levels at the school.


Reasons to Join PTO



  1. It’s good for your child. Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school make better grades and have fewer disciplinary problems at school. When parents get plugged in at school, their children do better.
  2. It’s important to the school. PTO provides support to teachers and administrators, and creates a caring and supportive atmosphere in the school. With all of the budget cuts, schools are becoming more an...d more dependent on parent groups.
  3. You’ll get connected. There’s no better way to know what’s going on at the school than to be in the school’s PTO. You’ll be the first to hear about important decisions and changes the school is thinking about making and you will get to know teachers and administrators on a familiar basis.
  4. You’ll be part of a network. Every PTO function is an opportunity to meet other parents in the same situation as you. You will be connected with a group of parents who share a common goal of improving the school for all of the children.
  5. You’ll make a difference. By volunteering with the PTO, you’ll be able to use your skills for a noble cause – to help create the best educational environment possible for our children.
  6. You’ll be there. During high school years, most children have a growing desire to be independent. They may pull away, but being in the PTO keeps you involved in their lives without feeling like you’re intruding.
  7. You’ll be a role model. You’ll show your children that not only are they important to you, but their education is as well. They’ll see you taking a stand to make education better for them, and chances are they’ll do the same.
  8. You’ll help raise necessary funds. The PTO raises funds to provide more educational services for children. Fundraisers remain important to improving the quality of the school overall, and parent groups make them possible.
  9. It’s flexible. The PTO has progressed to meet the changing needs of parents. There are a variety of small ways parents can help and be involved in PTO depending on your availability.
  10. It’s for every parent. Your voice and opinion matters! It makes a difference when you speak up. Your voice and ideas can help improve the quality of education for your children and their peers.

 For additional information, contact Mr. Gutierrez at 212-918-0004 or

PTO Calendar

Manhattan PTO Meetings

Location:  17 Battery Pl, 1st Floor
                     New York, NY

Time:         5:30 pm

September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 12 2017
January 9, 2018
February 13, 2018
March 13, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 8, 2018
June 12, 2018


Bronx PTO Meetings

Location:  1239 Lafayette Ave., 3rd Floor
                     Bronx, NY

Time:         5:00 pm

September 15, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 15, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017