PS 178 Academics

Our Curriculum

We offer high quality, rigorous instruction for grades 3-K to 5, including:

  • Daily instruction in core curriculum areas (reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies)
  • Many classes have at least one period of art per week
  • Every class has at least one period of physical education per week
  • Many classes have one or more periods of dance per week
  • Movement is incorporated into every classroom through our “Move to Improve” initiative
  • Technology, multimedia, and arts are infused throughout all content areas

A Hands-On Approach to Learning

At the Magnet School for Multimedia Arts & Design, every student has the opportunity to achieve. Our programs are academically rigorous and aligned to the New York State and NYC DOE curriculum standards.

Our curriculum is grounded in project-based learning (PBL), a hands-on approach to teaching and learning that is facilitated by the teacher but directed by the student. Each 4- to 5-week PBL unit addresses grade-level standards within the context of real-world questions that challenge students to conduct in-depth research and investigation, make connections to the world and their local communities, and develop their own ideas and solutions. The units culminate in a final project and presentation that incorporates our Multimedia Arts & Design theme. PBL encourages deep engagement with grade-level curriculum as well as development of the “4Cs” of 21st-Century skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication

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