Partnerships

When schools and community organizations work together to support learning, everyone benefits. Partnerships serve to strengthen, support, and even transform, resulting in improved program quality, more efficient use of resources, and better alignment of goals and curricula, support student outcomes. And benefit students and their families. Facilitate access to a range of learning opportunities and developmental supports, providing opportunities for students and teachers alike to experiment with new approaches to teaching and learning;


  • Complement the academic curriculum with a wider range of services and activities, particularly enrichment and arts activities

  • Reinforce concepts taught in school without replicating the school day, often exposing classroom teachers to new pedagogies

  • Improve school culture and community image through exhibitions and performances that help “shine the light” on students whose talents may not be apparent in the classroom

  • Build capacity amongst all stakeholders

Our Kagan Cooperative Learning partnership builds teacher capacity to increase student engagement in classrooms through the use of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures which promote the engagement and interaction of every student.


Our Arch for Kids and Bash the Trash partnerships support our STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curriculum and projects by co-hosting our music and design themed STREAM Fair in May, including instrument making and a Superhero Design Challenge in May in support of our project based learning approach.

Our Teaching Matters Jumpstart to Reading partnership provides coaching for teachers of literacy K-2nd to support improvements in pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, data analysis, and professional collaboration based on the unique context and needs of our school. Our Teaching Matters program is designed to move struggling readers in K and 1st grades from pre-readers to readers.

Community-based organizations (CBOs) offer our students many opportunities to develop, learn, and grow. These programs include learning opportunities focusing on:

  • academics

  • social and emotional development

  • recreational opportunities

  • vocational skills

  • civics

In the summer of 2018, we partnered with Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. KHCC runs our after-school program and offers many programs to students and families in our community! Visit https://www.khcc-nyc.org/ for info about KHCC including programs offered, how to get involved and events throughout the year.