Public schools just aren’t funded adequately and as parents we need to work hard to fill that gap, and ensure our kids get the best possible education. There are many ways to help the Harbor School community!

1. Your time is VALUABLE. You are our greatest asset. Sign up to VOLUNTEER. We need to know you, your skills, your talents. If each of us gave just 2 hours a month, doing something from home, we could make this the best school in NYC. We need all kinds of help, from bakers to beauticians, from artists to accountants, from contractors to computer techs. We need a bricklayer to fix the garden path; we need a gardener to help with our outdoor spaces. Would you make a few phone calls for us? Do you speak Spanish? Would you be willing to meet your elected representative and say the school needs money for CTEs (which were defunded last year?) Can you write a grant? WE need you. OUR KIDS need you. Are you a lawyer? An architect? A therapist? Please take this survey and let’s start talking – say you WILL step up!

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2. PARENT DUES (formerly All Hands on Deck) 

Public school budgets continue to be cut and that affects Harbor School students where it hurts. Our Fall donation drive asks every family to donate $250 or what they can,  and is essential to funding school projects and needs that just would not exist without your help, such as:

These are the types of things that All Hands On Deck has funded:

  • Graphing calculators
  • Monitors for news and events in the hallways
  • School trips
  • Chromebooks for the Special Education Department
  • Scales and interactive games for our science lab
  • Sports Equipment for our Physical Education department

The New York Harbor School PTA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (EIN# 27-1178829) and your contribution is fully tax-deductible (same as giving to a church or the Red Cross) to the extent allowable by law. 

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3. SHOPWITHSCRIP Gift Cards Benefit the School

Use Gift cards when making everyday purchases (groceries, clothing, gas, Amazon, gift cards for birthdays and holidays!) The school then  gets a rebate that  funds PTA Harbor initiatives like computer carts, sports equipment, SAT prep, after school trips and more.

Our NYHS PTA enrollment code is:    B4EBF97B6672L

How It Works


SIGN UP, Bookmark and share this link with friends and family so ALL their shopping (at no cost to you or them) benefits New York Harbor School Parent Teacher Association. (Amazon donates 0.5% to the NYHS PTA.)