Thurgood Marshall


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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

​Our School Day

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 1st & 2nd Grade Seats Available!

Register by June 28, 2017.

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. Butts at, call 212-368-8710, or download the application by clicking this link.

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. 

The mission of TMALS is grounded in the belief that all children can learn and have the fundamental right to reach their fullest potential. As a reflection of the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," our school values parent partnerships and collaborative efforts with various community based organizations, businesses and other institutions within and outside of the Harlem community.​