The American College Preparatory Academy

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Mission Statement

As a unified community, the East Ramapo Central School District is committed to educating the whole child by providing a healthy, safe, supportive, engaging and challenging learning environment.

The Community That Reads Together, Grows Together!


Congratulations to all of the students, parents, siblings and caregivers who participated in our Parents As Reading Partners program.

Great Work!!!




35 Lime Kiln Road
 Suffern, NY 10901
Lori Grant, Principal

Hey Scholars!!!

Need help with your Math in Focus Workbook? Here it is!!! Just click on your grade level in the attachments down below, click the links and you will get "how to" videos!


DTSDE Survey 2016-2017

Please click on the PDF file below to view this school year's survey results.

The 1st day of school for

The American College Preparatory Academy!

Let's make it a great year!

"All the way up!"



The American College Preparatory Academy

The American College Preparatory Academy has been featured in the lohud (THE JOURNAL NEWS) website! Please click on the link below to read the article and view the video featuring some of our students and our principal Ms. Grant.

Lime Kiln Elementary School

Student Handbook

Code of Conduct

The 2015-2016 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct documents are available below in PDF form. 

Title I

Below you will find an attachment regarding procedures for filing complaints and appeals with a LEA (Local Educational Agency).




The House on Mango Street


Lime Kiln Elementary Parent Workshop:
5 Point Plan to Helping Your Child Succeed in School
(Get Smart!)

The 5 point plan is available below in PDF format.

El plan de 5 puntos está disponible a continuación en formato PDF.


Here are some links to our blog for The House on Mango Street. Click on the pic above or the link provided below to add a post! Please join in on the book discussion and post as often as you'd like. Remember to also take pictures of yourselves reading the book with family and friends, so we can post them on our blog. Let's see what fun and creative places you like to read.

Lime Kiln Elementary 2015-2016 Parental/Community Involvement

Attached below is a PowerPoint presentation of student poems that were inspired by The House on Mango Street.

Here are some pictures from our Open School Day.

What a great turnout!

We've received a letter from Sandra Cisneros herself!

Click on the pdf. file down below to see it.



Reading The House on Mango Street at home 

The American College Preparatory Academy

The Lime Kiln Elementary School and our Principal Ms. Lori Grant would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our meeting on Monday, April 18, 2016 to discuss the proposal of our new magnet school The American College Preparatory Academy.

We are very encouraged by the large turnout and received enthusiastic support from community members, parents, students and many of our Lime Kiln staff.

We are determined to bring our efforts, our school and our community to an even higher level in order to educate the whole child by providing a healthy, safe, supportive, engaging and challenging school learning environment. The American College Preparatory Academy promises to do just that.

Our mission is to increase student participation in college through a “classroom to college” culture. We will foster an environment that engages all community stakeholders.

Below you will find an attachment to the PowerPoint presentation given by our principal.

(En Español)

La Academia Preparatoria del Colegio Americano

La escuela primaria de Lime Kiln y nuestra directora La Señora Lori Grant desean agradecer a todos los que asistieron y participaron en nuestra reunión el lunes, 18 de abril del 2016 para discutir la propuesta de nuestra nueva escuela magnet La Academia Preparatoria del Colegio Americano.
Estamos muy animados por la gran cantidad que asistieron y con todo el apoyo de los miembros de la comunidad, padres, estudiantes y muchos de nuestros empleados de nuestra escuela.

Estamos decididos a llevar a nuestros esfuerzos, nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad a un nivel aún más alto con el fin de educar al niño, proporcionando un ambiente de aprendizaje escolar saludable, seguro y de apoyo, lecciónes de interes y desafiantes. La Academia Americana Preparatoria del Colegio Americano se compromete a hacer precisamente eso.

Nuestra misión es aumentar la participación de los estudiantes en el colegio a través de una cultura de "aula al colegio".  Vamos a fomentar un ambiente que involucra a todos los de la comunidad.

A continuación encontrará un archivo adjunto a la presentación de PowerPoint dada por nuestra directora.

Around The World Night
th Grade Orientation

We would like to thank all of the parents, students and staff who attended our Around the World Celebration.   
It was a wonderful turnout. It was great to see so many people involved and interested in the education of our students and our community. We are looking forward to a great year with our new magnet school The American College Preparatory Academy and we hope to see your continued enthusiasm carry over to our new endeavour.

Below you will find (2) PowerPoint presentations from this night. One in English and one in Spanish. Please feel free to any contact us with any questions regarding our new school. 

Checking out Around the World student artwork

Parents at our Around the World Night

Real Men Read

Real Men Read

Here are some pictures from our D.A.R.E. Graduation held on December 12th, 2015.

"Darren" hanging out with some of our great Lime Kiln teachers

Officer Dodrill congratulates one of our D.A.R.E graduates

Our Principal Ms. Grant, "Darren" and Officer Dodrill