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Our Academics

Here at P.S.195, we prioritize core academics and STEM. Here, you can read more about our curriculum.

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Literacy

Our school utilizes MyView Literacy as its core ELA curriculum. The program encompasses foundational skills, reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, spelling and writing through thematic units of study. Formative and summative assessments, in addition to problem based learning tasks allow us to monitor student progress, and provide real world application of skills.

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Writing

Writing units in MyView incorporate the reading curriculum and narrative, informational and opinion writing.  Students are immersed in diverse reading selections that serve as mentor texts to guide them during the writing process.  Every writing unit produces a final piece of writing reflective of the unit of study.  

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Mathematics

Grades pre-k through 5 use enVision Math. EnVision math is a curriculum that uses problem-based learning where students are required to think critically about real world math problems using various math strategies methods and practices to to arrive at solutions. Students are taught to articulate their mathematical process as well as apply critical thinking skills when solving problems.

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Science

We are a STEM School!  Students conduct hands-on experiments, incorporating technology and thinking skills to have an enriched and enjoyable science experience.

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Physical Education

The physical education program at P.S 195 is designed to give the students the desire to lead a physically active lifestyle, the tools and ability to lead such a lifestyle, and the joy that comes with being physically active. Through various exercises, games and activities, the students will have the opportunity to improve their overall health and wellness, while having A LOT of fun with their classmates. 

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Music

Here at P.S. 195, we are committed to giving students a meaningful experience in music. Upper elementary students can learn an instrument in our Little Kids Rock program. Using this modern band approach, students choose either guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, or vocals. Students learn songs in a band setting with the goal of performing for the school and community. 

The lower elementary grades focus on general music which consists of listening, singing, movement, playing percussion instruments and the recorder. The goal here is also to perform for the school and community.