DeVos spent yesterday morning at the Manhattan High School for Girls, and Orthodox Jewish School.
It was her first visit to an Orthodox school, or a New York City school in general, since taking office more than a year ago.
Throughout the visit, Secretary DeVos toured multiple classrooms, including Jewish History and Genealogy, Scriptures, Forensic Science, English and Music.
Following the tour, Secretary DeVos led a roundtable with 17 school leaders, teachers and board members where she had a more in depth conversation about their unique school offerings.
To conclude the visit, Secretary DeVos participated in school lunch with a group of students ranging from freshmen to seniors in high school.
During her stops, Devos is taking part in roundtable discussions with students and meeting with school officials.
Devos, an advocate for private and charter schools, is not expected to visit any of the city’s public schools.