Fox Lane Middle School, in collaboration with Manhattanville College, is a Professional Development School

A Professional Development School (PDS) establishes a partnership with a college to prepare teacher candidates, provide faculty development, improve instructional practice, and enhance student learning. PDS partners share responsibilities for professional development and blend their expertise and resources to meet shared goals in a real-world setting.

Goals & Standards


  •  Improvement of student learning
  •  Preparation of pre-service teachers
  • Professional development of educators
  • Research and inquiry into improving practice


Professional Development School partners will

  • Build a learning community that supports faculty development and student learning
  • Maintain accountability and responsibility to uphold professional standards for teaching and learning
  • Collaborate to develop and implement a unique college/school partnership
  • Prepare teacher candidates to meet the diverse needs of all learners
  • Ensure that structures, resources, and roles are clearly defined and used effectively