Academics

Preparing Students for the 21st Century

Here at P.S. 254 we believe in rigorous instruction that is standards based. We feel it is important to give our students a solid academic foundation that will prepare them for the 21st Century. The educators here are committed to exceeding expectations and making certain that all students have access to relevant and innovative learning opportunities and experiences.

Core Academic Subjects

We follow a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with all New York State and NYCDOE academic standards. We provide all students with the supports they need to be successful. Our core curricular programs include:

  • English Language Arts: Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Program
  • Mathematics: enVisions Math K-5
  • Science: HMH Science Dimensions
  • Social Studies: Passport to Social Studies

Music, Theater, and the Arts

At P.S. 245, the arts are not an afterthought! They are a core part of who we are. All children are exposed to a rich curriculum of visual arts, music, dance, and theater. These programs give our students opportunities to express themselves creatively and to grow and thrive beyond our core academic programs. We believe the arts are essential to the development of well-rounded students and future leaders.

  • Visual Arts
  • Theater
  • Music
  • In-School Residencies
  • Ballroom Dancing

Technology and Computer Science

We have a technology-infused curriculum that builds important technology skills and introduces the fundamentals of Computer Science to all students.

  • All students have access to laptops and other technology in the classroom as well as in our Computer Lab and Library Media Center.
  • We are proud to be a pilot school for the New York City Computer Science for All (CS4ALL) program. This program incorporates coding and computer science into our core content areas.

Academic Support

We offer a full range of Special Education (SPED) services for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). We also provide academic support for any student struggling to master grade-level standards. Your child’s teachers will work with you to identify your child’s needs and make sure they are getting the help they need to be successful.

Enrichment and Family Activities

At P.S. 254, learning and fun don’t end with the school day! We offer enrichment activities for students and families, including:

  • Saturday STEAM Program: This 8-week program, offering in the spring semester, provides opportunities to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in a fun informal environment. Our programs have included chess, coding, basketball, violin, and more!
  • Family Events: Join us for fun monthly events including Book of the Month, Family Math Hour, Family Fun Night, and Family Fitness Night.