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

"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 2015

Dear Parents and School Community,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 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 Common Core aligned curriculum in all subject areas. 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 2015-2016 school year a success for all!


Dr. J. Vives, Jr.


Today, 7/25/2016
High: 92 Low: 78
Chance thunderstorms
39% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/26/2016
High: 93 Low: 75
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.