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Principal Message

Dear Esperanza Community,


I hope this message finds you well, filled with curiosity and a sense of purpose. As we embark on another academic year, I am honored to address you our dedicated students, committed parents, passionate educators, and valued community members.







  • We foster trust and respect among students, educators, and families.
  • We promote a culture of integrity and accountability.
  • We encourage critical thinking and intellectual expressiveness.


  • We promote a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities with real-world implications.
  • We facilitate access to resources and support for scholars to pursue their interests, goals, and aspirations.


  • We strive always to uphold the mission of EPMS.
  • We persist in finding ways to overcome challenges and stay focused in the face of setbacks.
  • We do whatever it takes to help each member of the EMPS family to achieve their full potential.


  • We support every scholar in developing communication, leadership, and decision-making skills.  
  • We ignite curiosity, collaboration, and confidence.
  • We encourage active community service and global citizenship.


Empowering Future Leaders

Esperanza isn’t just about the present; it’s about shaping the future. Our students are not merely learners; they are future leaders, contributors, and change-makers. New York City and indeed the world awaits their impact. As we embark on this transformative journey together, let us remember the words of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Thank you for entrusting us with your dreams.


Principal Luisa Morales

Esperanza Preparatory Magnet School