At PS 15, our goal is to get to know each child on a personal level by quickly identifying specific interests, strengths, and learning styles. By individualizing instruction, student achievement is maximized. All units of study are Common Core aligned.
English Language Arts
PS 15 uses a balanced literacy approach to instruction. We integrate Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Units of Study with American Reading Company’s Action 100 Common Core aligned framework to provide all learners with rigorous and engaging instruction. To support reading development, we use Fundations to teach explicit phonics and we use Heggerty to teach phonemic awareness in grades K-2. Literacy learning includes social studies and science content and provides opportunities for experiential learning.
Our physical education program promotes non-competitive physical activity and lifelong healthy habits through a combination of the Physical Best and Fitnessgram curriculum.
PS 15 follows the NYC scope and sequence for social studies instruction through the use of the Passport Curriculum. Students gain meaningful social studies content knowledge through literacy learning and direct enrichment experiences.
PS 15 offers students a hands-on inquiry based approach to science learning. Through the use of the Amplify Science curriculum, students become researchers, biologists, physicists, geologists, and general science enthusiasts who seek and discover by questioning and exploring the world around them.