Principal Emily Paige 

I am honored to be the principal of The Urban Assembly Unison School.  This school is one of the most special middle schools in New York City!  We are small and student-focused which means that all adults know the names of all our students.  We are like a family.  Our children come in the morning smiling and leave in the afternoons smiling.  Even through all the natural trials and tribulations of middle school, our students have the opportunity to strengthen relationships with one another and with staff, learn the important life skills necessary to be strong and confident citizens as well as the important academic knowledge, skills and practices that will carry them through college and into careers of their choosing.  

We are a staff that plans and adjusts our curriculum to emphasize student thinking and student communication about thinking.  We also believe that our students deserve enriched programming throughout their middle school experience!  Through hands-on, problem-based Career and Technology Exploration Programs (CTEPs) like Hydroponics, Computer Coding, Computer Programming and Performing Arts and Engineering, our students begin to apply their knowledge, skills and practices while still in middle school.  We have state-of-the-art Career and Technology Exploration Program Labs that include a real Hydroponic Farm and a soon-to-be-built all-season Hydroponics Greenhouse.  We have a brand new technology lab with a 3-D printer for prototyping as well as Coding and Programming software.  

This is a unique, warm, inviting, safe and engaging school that focuses all of its resources and passion on its students.  Every staff member at Unison truly CARES about their work with our students.  

Best Regards, 

Emily Paige