We offer students several opportunities to further develop their knowledge, skills, and selves:
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
To help our working families and maximize learning for our students, we offer a daily afterschool program. Located onsite at each school, the program provides academically-focused homework help and structured activities in the classroom, gymnasium, and school yard. (This is the only extracurricular program with a fee attached. Need-based scholarships are available to cover the cost of the program, and for most of our families, the fee is partially covered.)
SUMMER SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM
We offer an intensive, 5-week, full-day summer program to all incoming kindergartners. It is designed to ensure a mastery of pre-K standards, ease students’ transition to school, and aid teachers in understanding each child’s unique capabilities and challenges.
Our chorus program is composed of third- through fifth-graders with a deep love of singing. Practicing two times a week after school in preparation, our chorus performs specially arranged numbers in our spring performances.
We offer third- through fifth-graders the opportunity to further their music study and performance skills with the same highly trained music teachers who lead their daily music classes. Our Louisiana-style brass band (the only one of its kind in a NYC public elementary school!) practices two times a week after school. Instruments are provided, and students perform onstage before a live audience in our annual Band Concert. In addition, there is a free summer band program taught by the band teacher.