6 Edgecombe Avenue 5th Floor New York, New York 10030

Phone: 212-694-6040 Fax: 212-690-8056

Dr. J. Vives, Jr.
Ms. Yesenia Paredes-Diaz
Assistant Principal, I.A.

"The Answer Is In The Room."



KAPPA IV is a distinguished middle school housed in the Percy E. Sutton Educational Complex in Central Harlem. We educate and prepare our students to be leaders and productive members of society. We currently accommodate approximately 200 students of various backgrounds who also represent varying levels of academic ability. We have a newly renovated auditorium and technology lab. We partner with Community Based Organizations to offer other enrichment and after-school programs such as Track and Field, Yoga,  Debate Team, Chess, Wrestling, Basketball, Dance, Music, and Theatre.

Welcome Back Letter

September 2014 

Dear Parents and school community,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!  On behalf of the KAPPA IV community "thank you" for the opportunity to educate your children.  Our quest of preparing our students for leadership and achievement is evidenced by our teachers unwavering commitment to recognize and celebrate all individual children’s unique qualities. KAPPA IV’s nurturing and challenging environment operates from a child-centered philosophy which explores all available options to provide our students with a quality education full of opportunities and possibilities. In keeping with a philosophy of enhancing our students' academic proficiency, individual development, and talents each and every day, we continue to use the  new curriculum adopted last year in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Moreover, in order to help maximize both student academic and social capabilities we will continue to offer foreign language, art and music which will invariably provide your child with the necessary tools for college and career readiness.  

We encourage you to check our website regularly in order to stay updated on the status of upcoming school events, important information and reminders.  Finally, keep in mind that we strive to maximize our resources and efforts in order to provide each individual scholar with an opportunity to succeed.  If you are interested in volunteering and/or have any ideas please be sure to share your comments with a member of the school community.  On behalf of the KAPPA IV family we are looking forward to making the 2014-2015 school year a success for all!


Dr. J. Vives, Jr.


Cell Phone Policy

September 2014

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

The mission of KAPPA IV is to ensure that we maintain and deliver a quality education to all of our scholars. To this end, the KAPPA IV community continually strives to maintain a safe, orderly, nurturing and academically enriched environment at all times. Unfortunately, incidents involving cell phones, iPods and other electronic devices interfere with the delivery of instruction. Please be reminded that the Regulation of the Chancellor states “cell phones, ipods, beepers and other communication devices are prohibited on school property.”

Please note that if your child is found to be in possession of any of the above prohibited items, the item(s) will be confiscated and will only be returned to a parent or guardian. Thank you for your continuous support and dedication to KAPPA IV. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (212) 694-6040.


Dr. J. Vives, Jr.


Aris Parent Link

Aris Parent Link (APL) is available to all parents. In order to access your child's  information you must have a Student ID #, (or OSIS #) and and a unique password. ARIS Parent Link APL allows you to access the same information on your child that educators use. Please contact Rosa Jaquez at (347) 563-5257 if you need help logging on, do not have an email account, or need to access a computer for viewing your child's APL account at:
www.ARISparentlink.org. If you note any discrepancies on your child's record, please use the APL update request form found here or in the main office.
APL Change Document.doc

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