About Us

PS 354 is an elementary school that is grounded in STEM studies.

Our students have daily opportunities to apply the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content to learning activities that allows students to investigate the natural world.

We encourage exploration, collaboration and critical thinking to develop our students as readers and leaders of their own learning.

We take a school-wide approach to interdisciplinary, hands - on learning that fosters independence.

Our school is a community that promotes the academic and social growth of every child and our staff is committed to growing and developing professionally to provide the best experience for students while laying their educational foundation.

Innovative Education

All classes at The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens, PS 354, feature hands-on, project-based learning experiences. Our students develop real-world skills as 21st Century learners by using emerging technologies and goal-setting techniques to develop leadership skills. Students investigate problems through STEM curriculum in order to:

· develop creative solutions

· promote natural curiosity

· foster group communication skills

Our school has two one-to-one technology labs, STEM lab including a hydroponic garden, outside garden, STEAM lab for enrichment and artists-in-residence programs. The curriculum is also enhanced with:

· Genius Hour

· Coding curriculum

· 3D Printers

· Lego Robotics

· Engineering is Elementary

· Cookshop

Students at The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens, PS 354, are prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow, passionate about discovery, innovation, exploration, and creativity.

The Bedell Experience

Come join our school family! At The Jermaine L. Green STEM Institute of Queens, learning begins the moment you enter the building. Children learn using hands-on creative activities that are academically rigorous and purposeful. Our innovative curriculum is designed for children to learn using various modalities that effectively integrate learning across each and every subject area. The STEM Institute of Queens is always buzzing!

Extracurricular Activities

The STEM Institute of Queens, PS 354, we offer a variety of FREE after school programs! Seasonal blocks of academic enrichment, support programs and arts are offered. Also offered are Saturday enrichment and test prep. Our school is always exploring new and innovative programs to add to our already rich extracurricular programming.

Afterschool Childcare

The Sheltering Arms Afterschool Program located at PS 354 runs September through June, from dismissal until 6 pm, and also has full day sessions on non-school attendance days, such as winter and spring break.

Parent Programs

· Family Nights

· Parent Exploratorium

· Learning Leaders

· Cookshop for families