School Partnerships

Brooklyn Museum of Art

The School Partnership Program with the Brooklyn Museum of Art provides an in-depth learning experiences for students through guided gallery. Teachers and museum educators work cooperatively to determine the exact nature of each partnership, which may include professional development and a curriculum integrating museum educator–led lessons, in both the school and at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Working together over the course of the 12- to 15-week program, students in grades 3-5 are exposed to the three primary elements of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus curriculum: vocal technique, musicianship and performance. Students are taught by a Brooklyn Youth Chorus conductor and sing music which represents music of different cultures, styles and genres. Musical elements such as rhythm and pitch are introduced through the music being learned. Students deepen their musical and vocal understanding as they learn new repertoire that will be performed as a group.

Ballet Tech

  • In the fall and spring, our students participate in auditions with Ballet Tech. Students who are selected will be able to participate in Ballet Tech’s 6-week Introduction to Ballet Program. The Introduction to Ballet classes introduce students to the fundamentals of ballet, including basic steps, ballet vocabulary, class structure, discipline, and appropriate dance attire (which Ballet Tech provides). Students selected at fall auditions will participate in the winter/spring program, and students who are selected at spring auditions participate the following fall.
  • Students showing the greatest aptitude are invited to return for a second 6-week session. Students who excel in the program are invited to apply to our full-time academic and ballet school.

Community Word Project (CWP)

Community-Word Project is a New York City based 501(c)(3) arts-in-education organization that inspires children in under served communities to read, interpret and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs.

Cool Culture

Cool Culture partners with preschools and schools to support family engagement in art and culture throughout New York City. Along with hosting family festivals and family programs, they provide families with FREE admission to 90 New York City museums, gardens, historical societies, and zoos.

Build Our Kids Success (BOKS)

The BOKS program gets kids moving for 40-45 minutes before or after the school day three times a week. All BOKS classes focus on a functional fitness skill of the week (ex. squat, push up, plank) and follow the same format including team-oriented games. The lesson ends with a short nutritional talk to provide kids with the tools to make smart healthy food choices. The BOKS curriculum provides children a safe, fun environment to practice skills through play, while building confidence and developing livelong healthy habits

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF)

DGF's New Voices program brings trained teaching artists into classrooms to lead students in the collaborative creation of their own plays. It is crucial that young students are given the proper access and training to theater so they can share their stories and learn the power of their own voices. These young playwrights will help the art form thrive for years to come. 

NY Road Runners

Rising New York Road Runners is designed to develop movement skills in kids of all ages and abilities through a mix of running and fitness activities. Here, kids build confidence, gain motivation, and fuel their desire to stay active.