We have established a broad range of community and national partnerships to support our students and extend our STEAM focus.
High School and College Prep
- Pathway to Purpose: 7th graders get a sneak peek at the college enrollment process with pre-college support services to empower students and families. Includes parent and student workshops, college visits and College Awareness Day.
- Project BOOST: Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) is a program targeted to students who have demonstrated academic talent but may not have had the opportunity to develop their talents. Project BOOST’s main goal is to help participating students gain admission to quality high schools upon completion of the 8th grade project.
- Chess in the Schools: Supports our Chess Team and 6th and 8th grade chess residencies to develop intellectual and social development.
- CHAMPS: In the CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Program, students participate in fun, safe, and supervised sports and fitness activities before and after school. The name CHAMPS stands for Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated and Positive Students.
- Marquis Studios: These 10-week after school arts residencies encourage students to explore visual arts, theater, music, dance, architecture, circus arts and puppetry.
Teacher PD and Curriculum Support
- National Training Network (NTN): Provides math professional development to support high-quality math education.
- Urban Advantage Science Initiative: Professional development to support high-quality, innovative science education.
- Queens College: Provides curriculum development support for social studies.
Academic, Social/Emotional and Health Support Programs
- City Year New York: City Year AmeriCorps members serve full-time as tutors, mentors and role models for our students.
- Rising Ground: Provides social, emotional and academic enrichment supports for learning, personalization of services to students, health and mental health services, and school-wide programming to support student success.
- SmartStart Education: Provides extra math support for students in our Response to Intervention (RTI) program through after school programs and push-in programs during the school day.
- Second Step: Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive.
- Institute for Family Health: School-based health center offering primary and preventive care, social services and more.
Academic and Arts Enrichment
- Reel Works: Empowers students to share their stories through filmmaking, creating a springboard to successful careers in media and beyond.
- Teachers College Reading & Writing Project: Helping young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers.
- Lincoln Center Education: Students have opportunities to engage with Lincoln Center through special residencies that support our project-based learning initiatives. 6th graders participate in an Ancient Egypt residency, and 7th graders participate in a Street Photography residency.
- New York Historical Society: Students participate in field trips to the New York Historical Society to get a first-hand look at history.
- Take Two Film Academy: The Ancient China residency gives 6th graders the opportunity to learn about history through film-based storytelling, while developing video and media literacy and technology skills.