Our Education Vision
We ensure our students are prepared for college and 21st Century careers. Our teachers provide support and enrichment in an inquiry-based environment. We incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into the curriculum through our Collaborative Learning Program and Software Engineering Pilot. Students experience an interdisciplinary approach to learning through residency programs with Arts Connection, Silk Road Connect, and other cultural partners. Our students participate in engaging field trips, artist visits, and performances, and have won awards in science, math, robotics, art, spelling, and athletic competitions. We partner with Asia Society and Confucius Classrooms to provide our students with cultural experiences, and we offer Chinese language instruction and a dual language program. Parents are integral to our school community and they are invited to participate in activities and take on leadership roles. Daily communication between parents and our school is facilitated via our interactive website and Pupil Path online system.
Students Like Best: As part of our 6th grade Architecture & Engineering theme, specially trained teachers work with the students to provide them with unique interdisciplinary learning experiences. Furthermore, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project brings together the arts, history, and architecture for our 6th & 7th graders. Our 7th grade students explore health issues and careers within the medical community. By focusing on social justice, our 8th graders connect past events to present concerns and become socially aware and responsible citizens. Our students also enjoy an extensive after-school program.
Parents Like Best: Parents appreciate our nurturing teachers, who provide support and enrichment in an inquiry-based learning environment. They also appreciate how we introduce the students to unique experiences through the after-school program. Additionally, parents rely on our interactive website for convenient communication and updated information.
Interesting Facts: Our students have won top awards in math, robotics, film-making, art, science, athletics and other competitions. Unique and engaging field trips and artist visits are provided by our cultural partners. An international partnership with the Confucius Classrooms Program provides our students with cultural experiences and three years of Chinese language instruction.
Regents Classes: Living environment; Integrated Algebra
Enrichment Classes: Band; Chorus; Computer Science; Orchestra; Visual Arts
Language Classes: Mandarin (3-year sequence); Spanish
Extracurricular Activities: Best Buddies; Broadway Junior; Community Service; Confucius Classrooms; Drama Club; LEGO Robotics; Math Team; Mouse Squad; Music; Bleeker Bulletin Newspaper; SHSAT Prep; Silk Road Connect; Software Engineering Program; Student Government Organization; Visual Arts; Yearbook; Young Debaters; Beautiful Me - Self Esteem Program; Girls Who Code; Student Club Choices During the Day"; Band; Chorus; Orchestra; Visual Arts
Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Fencing, Flag Football, Rugby, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball