Preschool in Brooklyn, NY 11231
330 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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We are a community elementary school with classes in grades Pre-Kindergarten through five. In 2007 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary. Some of our current students are children or grandchildren of former students. We are a diverse community with families from all socio-economic groups. Our school also includes families who have recently joined us from around the globe: Europe Central & South America Asia and Australia. We value the involvement of our familiesstudents and parentswho together with our staff shape the heart and soul of our community.
We tailor our teaching to the individual needs of our students. We differentiate our instruction to support those who need extra help and to engage those who require additional challenges. Our primary literacy program is the Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop Model. We use Everyday Math as our primary mathematics program adding elements of TERC investigations and Math in the City as enhancements in some areas. Teachers confer frequently with students and collect data through observations and assessments to identify specific needs of each student throughout the year.
P.S. 58 believes that each childs special interests talents and gifts should be nurtured and used as a springboard to enhance their learning in school and out of school. Our approach to teaching is based on the School-wide Enrichment Model (Renzulli) which seeks to infuse enrichment learning opportunities into all aspects of the school curriculum. We offer students access to stimulating educational experiences in multiple subject areas. We have a strong arts program which includes visual art with one of two certified art teachers and music instruction for all grades including our well-known strings music program. Our faculty includes two science teachers. Students in all grades learn to use the scientific method to answer questions about their world. Recent initiatives include the introduction of a Dual Language French/English Program which includes two classes in Kindergarten and in First Grade and will eventually be offered from Kindergarten to Fifth grades. Our Technology Committee comprised of staff and parents has outfitted our computer lab library and classrooms with state of the art equipment. Student community service initiatives include overseeing school-wide recycling; a computer Mouse Squad the Little Grass Roots environmental blog and the Penny Harvest philanthropic roundtable. This facility is authorized to administer over-the-counter topical ointments only
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