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Curriculum

Good learning in subject matters requires a strong curriculum and empowered teachers who are trained in how to teach it. PS/MS 282 actively advances both for continuous improvement.


Academic

Math

Park Slope School 282 offers a rigorous and challenging mathematics program for every student. 282 uses an integrated curriculum that provides students with activities to reinforce and extend their understanding of the material.

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Literacy

Park Slope School 282 bases its approach to literacy on the Teachers College Reading Writing Project. A framework which supports the selection of texts that meet the needs of our highest level readers, readers who read below grade level based on assessments and small group and individual conferences done in the classroom.

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Science

Our Science department strives to have teachers develop effective hands-on inquiry that involves a series of steps that builds students’ investigative skills (i.e. observation, questioning, experimental design, data analysis, explanation and reflection).

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Social Studies

Park slope 282 offers a challenging curriculum for Social Studies called Passport to Social Studies.

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The Arts

Park Slope School 282 has a variety of arts programs and believes that they are important when providing a well rounded education.

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Experiential Learning

Library

Park Slope School 282’s library builds school culture and student choice by providing diverse materials.

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Spanish

Park Slope 282 believes that providing students opportunities to engage with foreign language instruction is part of a well-rounded education.

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Literacy through Technology

At Park Slope 282 students learn about how to use technology to get information for learning as well as apply coding applications to gain exposure to more advanced computer science.

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Physical Education

At Park Slope School 282 students will learn various gross motor skills while participating in activities designed to promote wellness of body and mind.

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Green Zone

Our Green Zone program uses the gardens and classrooms and the act of planting and maintaining the gardens to teach. In the act of weeding, watering and planting students learn about the natural environment and science concepts, but Green Zone is also a lens to talk about everything from culture, to math and arts.

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Chess

The Royal Panther Chess Team is a scholastic chess club for the students of PS/MS 282 “The Park Slope School”. Our club is open to grades (K-8), all skill levels.

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