Description: The United Nations International School (UNIS) was established in 1947 by a group of United Nations Parents to provide an international education for their children, while preserving their diverse cultural heritages. What began as a nursery school for 20 children quickly grew, adding grades, students and faculty.
Today, UNIS has over 1550 students in two locations, serving the United Nations, International and New York communities. Our campus in Jamaica Estates, Queens is a K-8 school and our Manhattan campus, overlooking the East River, is K-12. UNIS was one of the founding schools of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and was among those awarding the first diplomas. The comprehensive K-12 curriculum prepares UNIS students for the IB, and the school’s internationally recognized academic standards enable our students and to go on to study in top colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide.
The main language of instruction is English and all students study French or Spanish, beginning in the elementary school; Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian are also taught beginning in the seventh grade at our Manhattan campus. Additional mother tongues may be studied after school.
UNIS is chartered by the New York Board of Regents as an independent, not-for-profit school The school is a member of the College Board, the National Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization, the European Council of International Schools and the Council of International Schools.
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|Brief Description: Violations requiring immediate correction (Public Health Hazards)<br/> The owner or agent tenant or manager fails to maintain building in safe manner; Structural integrety not maintained; Building not free of pests; Adequate heat ventilation and lighting not provided; Not free of nuisances/hazards.|
|Brief Description: Violations requiring correction within two weeks (Critical Violations)<br/> Food prep service observed with insufficient refrigerators and/or hot holding equipment at time of inspection.|
|Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)<br/> Sufficient utility sinks not provided; not of adequate size; insufficent water provided in comercial buildings..|
|Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)<br/> Floors in comercial building properly not constructed; not maintained in good repair; unclean|
|Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)<br/> Exposure to prohibited materials observed at time of inspection.|
|Brief Description: Minor violations (General Violations)<br/> Walls and ceiling observed constructed of inappropriate materials. Walls and ceilings not maintained at time of inspection.|
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