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Academics

At PS 56k, our academic program is aligned to Common Core expectations, where students are provided with rigorous tasks and learning activities that foster creative thinkers, problems solvers, and well-rounded individuals.

In literacy, we follow the Teacher’s College Units of Study, with students reading and writing in multiple genres and areas of focus, such as informational texts, persuasive writing, and historical fiction, among others.

All instruction focuses on students moving towards greater levels of independence in reading and writing, with targeted support for all students.

In mathematics, our students learn multiple methods of problem solving, and are taught to explain their thinking verbally and in writing.

We utilize such programs as Number Talks, Go Math, and Quick Drills.  Our online programs include iReady, MyOn, Reading A-Z.