Welcome to The Facing History School!

Our mission is to graduate students who are: a) lifelong learners with the skills and knowledge for academic and professional success and b) prepared for the responsibilities of being active, thoughtful participants and leaders in a democratic society.

We opened our doors in September 2005, and many of our core founding values have remained the same: a focus on performance based assessment; a belief in distributive leadership; an emphasis on building relationships among staff and students and a desire to know each child – their academic strengths and challenges, their interests, their lives outside of school and their dreams.

We believe that our relevant, academically rigorous program and the supportive, caring structures we have in place make us more than just an excellent school, but an excellent learning community. With the guidance of our lead partner, Facing History and Ourselves, we ask our students to go on a four year journey to help prepare them for the ethical and moral decisions of adulthood. Our school’s activities, structure, and curricula are centered around four themes: Identity, Caring and Responsibility, Decision-making, and Choosing to Participate.

This Is FHS.

PTA Meeting Announcement

Hello Parents.    Please join us on January 20th at 6pm for your first PTA meeting!  Below is the information to join us on zoom. 

Below is the flyer for PTA meetings and workshops dates.  Please let Rita at Rita@FacingHistorySchool.org know if you will attend and we are hoping to connect with you soon!



Introduction of New Executive PTA Board 2021 to FHS Parents 

COVID-19 Testing - Rita (speaker)

NYC.schools Accounts - Rita (speaker)

Open forum for any general questions or concerns, to be addressed in the following PTA meeting. 

 Facing History TLP Parent Workshops 2.pdf 



Hola padres.  ¡Únase a nosotros el 20 de enero a las 6 pm para su primera reunión de PTA! A continuación se muestra la información para unirse a nosotros en zoom.

Se adjunta el folleto de las fechas de las reuniones y talleres de la PTA.

¡Por favor avísele a Rita a Rita@FacingHistorySchool.org si asistirá! ¡Esperamos conectarnos contigo pronto!



Presentación de la nueva Junta Ejecutiva de la PTA 2021 a los padres de FHS

Prueba de COVID-19 - Rita (hablante)

Cuentas de NYC.schools - Rita (oradora)

Foro abierto para cualquier pregunta o inquietud general, que se abordará en la siguiente reunión de la PTA.

 Facing History TLP Parent Workshops - Spanish 2.pdf 


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After School Virtual Clubs!


We are excited to announce our new after school programs and virtual events!

Join us for these exciting live clubs in our online classrooms. These programs will be held by your favorite teachers at FHS!

  • Click on the the AFTER SCHOOLS CLUBS tab to find out more.


School Based Health Clinic Update 12/9/2020

  Dear Parent or Guardian,  

As schools have closed, so has our school-based health center (SBHC) on your campus. We are still able to provide telehealth appointments, either through video or phone, for your  child’s medical and mental health needs. We are able to make diagnoses, form treatment plans,  and send prescriptions without seeing your child face-to-face in many instances. To schedule a  telehealth appointment, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at school@ryanhealth.org. Your child  can also be seen for a face-to-face visit at the Ryan Chelsea Clinton (RCC) community health center, which is located just around the corner from the Park West High School campus. The RCC address is 645 10th Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets), New York, NY 10036 and they  can be reached at 212-749-1820.  

Outside of school, there are things you and your child can do to keep yourselves and the  community safe. Whenever leaving the home, please ensure that you and your child are wearing  masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into  your elbow instead of your hands, avoid touching your face, and try to keep at least 6 feet away  from others. If you are feeling unwell and have only mild to moderate symptoms, stay home.  Additionally, ensure that you child is up to date with their annual physical exam and required  immunizations. School entry requirements can be found here:  

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/sh65-medical immunization-requirements. 

For more information, Ryan Health recommends consulting the Centers for Disease  Control (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html), the New York State  Department of Health (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home), the New York City Department  of Health (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page), and the World Health  Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019).  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at  school@ryanhealth.org, or give us a call at 212-769-7216 once schools reopen.  

Thank you for the privilege of serving your children and your school community.  


Your Ryan Health SBHC Staff 

It’s fast and easy for your child to receive health care services through the Ryan Health School-based Health Center!

  • FREE!   No cost to students or their families

  • Does not replace your Primary Care Provider

  • Does not affect your insurance

  • Telehealth and In Person Services Available for Virtual and Blended Learners

If you child is not yet registered for these free services, please download, print and complete the attached forms.  If you would like a copy mailed to your home, please call the school and we will happily mail a copy home.  You can either take a picture of your completed form and email it to dana@facinghistoryschool.org or bring it into the school. 


PWHS SBHC Consent Form ENGLISH 2020-2021.pdf 

PWHS SPANISH SBHC Consent Form 2020-2021.pdf 

Staying Connected


Parents/Guardians:  If you are not currently receiving emails from FHS, please call or email Rita Laguer our Parent Coordinator to provide us with you most current email address. 

Rita can be reached at rita@facinghistoryschool.org or 347-777-6537 

Another great way to stay connected to the school community is by following our school's Instagram account.  Please follow us @thefacinghistoryschool