​Our School Day

(Our hybrid schedule is in effect until further notice, please contact the school for information


7:30 AM- 8:20 AM
Silent Reading
Morning Routine

11:15- 1:00 PM

Lunch Periods

2:40 PM TO 5:30 PM
Expanded Learning Time (ELT)
Includes valuable additional academic support and exciting enrichment.
Available to all students.
Participation is expected.

Click here for TMALS Expanded Learning Time with TASC/ADC.

The thoroughly Good Choice for Diversity, Innovation, and Change.

We have a limited number of Seats Available!

A Unique & Innovative School

Multicultural Curriculum

Project Based Learning

A STEM Program

Learning Through Technology

Performing Arts

Health & Wellness with a Focus on Nutrition

Whole Child Education (Social, Emotional & Academic)

Family Participation

​We are now accepting applications. Please contact Ms. Brito at Register.abrito@tmals.org or Ms. Butts at PButts@tmals.org, call 212-368-8710 and complete this application form 

Thurgood Marshall  was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best known for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education, a 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional. 

TMALS exists to provide a robust holistic learning experience for each child through social emotional learning, cultural responsiveness and belonging.  We are the village that raises the child. 
Through the systemic integration and teaching of social and emotional learning, cultural responsiveness, and social entrepreneurship TMALS is deeply committed to ensuring that each child and adult feels like they belong to a caring community and receives the support they need to reach their full potential. Students embody academic excellence and equity.  Students are creative visionaries, critical readers and writers, scientific and mathematical thinkers. TMALS values high expectations, values student agency and voice, fosters parent and community partnerships, and cares deeply about students’ well being. TMALS embodies belonging through authentic, fully cultivated relationships with organizations within and outside the Harlem community. 

Links to Department of Education School Statistics and Data


Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Pamela Patterson Moore pmoore@tmals.org


Our Mission

TMALS is a public elementary school located in the culturally rich village of Harlem, NYC. We currently serve approximately 216 students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. TMALS was opened in 2005 in a collaboration between Abyssinian Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Education and New Visions for Public Schools

Thurgood Marshall

Our Core Values



At TMALS, we believe…
•           All children can learn.
•           Children learn through multiple pathways.
•           In order to learn effectively, children must feel emotionally and physically safe.
•           Students will think critically in collaboration with others.
•           Students will learn in culturally relevant ways, respecting diversity and practicing self-awareness as well as respect for self and others.
•           Students will learn to be responsible, socially conscious
changemakers through community and global awareness.
•           Students will learn to challenge and investigate ideas and become independent thinkers

Vision for Racial Equity

Teachers provide high expectations and rigorous task through multiple pathways. Students facilitate their learning and exhibit social consciousness by leading discussions, sharing their thinking, and displaying community and global awareness. Through projects, discussions, and presentations, students express an appreciation for diversity and feel a sense of cultural pride. Students feel emotionally and physically safe and supported in a respectful and inclusive environment.

Instructional Focus Areas 

ELA Goal

In order to increase ELA Proficiency, we will build student literacy skills across grades through targeted and individualized structures during literacy blocks using the guided reading process.  


In order to increase Math Proficiency, we will build student math problem solving skills across grades 1-5 through a focus on multi step problem solving in Math, ensuring that students are clear with strategies on breaking down questions and ensuring that students have a clear labeling process for showing their work and plan towards solving.