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Welcome to ReStart Academy

ReStart Academy is an alternative education program that provides transitional services for students ages 13 through 21 who reside in temporary or involuntary settings. As a program under the auspices of NYC District 79, New York City's alternative schools district, we have 27 locations throughout the five boroughs and including two residential sites in upstate New York. Learn more about us throughout the pages of this website, and if we can be of service to you, please contact us.

A Message from Our Master Ambassador Principal

Dear Parents, Students, and Community,

Welcome to our website! We are proud to present this communication vehicle, where you can keep up to date and informed about our amazing programs.

I and all the ReStart staff are passionate about our mission. We are here to support the education of the young people of our communities, no matter what their circumstances are or have been. With the care and attention they receive in small class settings, our students achieve their goals and become successful, contributing members of our communities.

We recognize the importance of involving parents in the educational process. When parents and guardians are consistently and actively involved in school, their children achieve more and become victors of their goals and desires—and that’s what we want for every ReStart student.

Please contact us and let us know how we can help.

Sincerely,Joan M. Indart-Etienne

Joan M. Indart-Etienne

Joan M. Indart-Etienne
Master Ambassador Principal