Respect for All Week

Respect for all week has come to an end.  The staff and students did an amazing job. Every day was different events, lessons, music and our school came together as a community. John Dewey HS has a zero tolerance when […]

SING 2019

Congratulations to our students for another outstanding show! Our students performed two original shows. Written, directed and staring students. Here are a few pictures from their performances.

Happy School Counselor Week!

We celebrate our amazing counselors and thank them for all their hard work.

Pajama Day at J.D.H.S.

What better way to say good night to 2018 and good morning to 2019 then a pajama party! Students and staff put on their pajamas had milk and cookies and even visited with Santa. Our cafeteria was turned into a […]

Thanksgiving Feast

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2016 Scholastic Awards

Learn more about participating in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Winning the award was a wonderful opportunity for me to
look at myself and say, ‘You know there are people out there
that are listening to you.’ It was a confidence boost, an
encouragement to keep doing what I love doing and never
falter.—Anthony DeSantis, 2013 Gold Medal Writing
Portfolio recipient, now attending American University.
Student Eligibility
To participate students must be enrolled in:
• Grades 7–12
• A public, private, parochial, homeschool, or other
educational program
• The U.S., Canada, or in an American school abroad
29 Categories
Architecture, Art Portfolio*, Ceramics & Glass, Comic
Art, Critical Essay, Design, Digital Art, Dramatic Script,
Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion,
Film & Animation, Flash Fiction, Future New**, Humor,
Jewelry, Journalism, Mixed Media, Novel Writing**,
Painting, Personal Essay/Memoir, Photography, Poetry,
Printmaking, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Sculpture, Short
Story, Video Games**, and Writing Portfolio*
Sponsored Awards**
Best-in-Grade Award, the Creativity & Citizenship
Award, the Gedenk Award for Tolerance, The Herb Block
Foundation Award for Editorial Cartoon, The Neiman
Marcus Award for Fashion, The Neiman Marcus Award
for Jewelry, and the RBC Flaunt It Award
How to Enter in Five Steps
Registration for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards opens on Monday, September 16, 2015. On
this date you can start your submission process in five
easy steps:
1. Create an account on
2. Upload work.
3. Sign submission form.
4. Pay your submission fee, or obtain a fee waiver.
5. Mail in your submission form.
About Us
For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards have celebrated the creative achievements of
creative teens across the country. The Awards provide
recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships
for students in grades 7–12 in the visual and literary
arts. Visit
Questions? Contact us at


Click here for more details

Thanksgiving Feast

John Dewey High School’s First Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

John Dewey High School

50 Ave X Brooklyn, New York 11223

RSVP by November 15th to

Connie Hamilton, Master Principal

Open House

Thursday November 5th 6:30 pm

Saturday November 14th 10:00 am

We would like to invite you to our Open House so you can meet our staff and students, tour our campus, and learn more about our community and all the exciting educational opportunities we have to offer! Refreshments will be served.




50 Avenue X on Stillwell Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11223

(718) 373-6400 Ext. 1672

Our main entrance is on Stillwell Avenue at the base of the subway stairs.



D Train to Bay 50th Street

*We also have a parking lot if you drive. You can see our campus from the train.

Entrance on Stillwell Avenue

Please RSVP to Kristine Gattuso via e-mail at or by phone at

(718) 373-6400 Ext. 1681.


John Dewey High School – 21K540        

50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223      

(718) 373-6400

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