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PS 124 offers students hands-on opportunities to engage in problem solving. Students are encouraged to observe patterns, analyze observations, and draw conclusions. Throughout the school, students of all ages learn to work with and from one another.
P.S. 124 uses a balanced literacy approach to teaching reading and writing. Students are provided with different levels of support as they build their skills towards becoming independent readers and writers. Using Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Units of Study, students engage in both self-selected as well as teacher-guided studies, using authentic children’s literature. Students further their understanding of and appreciation for different genre types by taking their own writing pieces through the writing process.
PS 124 uses the 3rd Edition of Investigations in Number, Data, and Space. As firm believers of constructivist learning, our hands-on curriculum provides students with rich opportunities to work collaboratively with peers to make meaning of mathematics. The curriculum incorporates games to build conceptual understanding and fluency.
Students from the youngest of age are curious observers. PS 124's science curriculum capitalizes on this natural curiosity to teach students about life and physical sciences.
Physical and earth science are taught by our two science teachers, Mr. Hilton Dionet & Ms. Melissa Wong, while life science is taught in the classroom.
Social studies is the study of our society and history. Connection to the students' lives is a key component of PS 124's philosophy of learning social studies. Students in our youngest grades learn about families, our local community, the city, cross cultural studies and New York history.
Students take their learning beyond the school by taking school trips to the history and cultural institutions that are all around us in New York City!