Student Life

Academic Supports

We provide ample support to help all students succeed with our project-based curriculum, including students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), English Language Learners (ELLs), and other students with special needs. Our teachers work to understand each student’s individual needs and learning style and provide supports to help every child master the grade-level standards.

We offer both inclusion classrooms and individualized instruction for students in our Special Education (SPED) program, depending on their needs. In addition, we offer students:

  • In-school academic support for students struggling in reading or math using a Response to Intervention (RTI) model
  • After-school homework help
  • A sensory room for students with sensory processing difficulties

Student Government

Our SEL team leads our very active Student Government.  Our Student Government has even made the trip up to Albany to see our government in action.

After-School Programs

We have been awarded a 21st Century Grant for afters school. Our after-school program is run by After-School All-Stars.  Please contact Ms. Calena Johnson,  After-School Director, with any questions regarding after-school.  or call (929) 452 - 9940  or (718) 528 - 2238 ext. 3510.

Family Health

Our school supports the whole child and whole family—and that includes physical health! In addition to regular physical education classes, students participate in the “Move-to-Improve” program, which infuses movement throughout the school day. We also offer:

  • After-school sports programs
  • Champs & BOKS Early Morning Fitness program
  • Healthy, plant-based snacks
  • A yoga program open to families - Coming soon!
  • Vision screening through the DOH Student Vision Screening Program
  • Dental screening through the Smile Dental Screening for Students Program
  • Participation in the “Family Health Challenge” through CIERU


We have partnered with local and national organizations to enrich our students’ learning experiences. These partners support our programs, enable our students to participate in fun and meaningful field trips, and provide additional experiences related to our “Innovation, Exploration & Engineering” theme.

  • Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA)
  • Family Health Challenge (CIERU)
  • Tutor Hub
  • Sylvan Learning Center