• Ballet Hispanico works with our 2nd Graders to help enhance their knowledge of Latin culture, self-expression and dance.
  • Chess helps our 2nd and 3rd Graders to develop analytical, synthetic and decision-making skills, which they can transfer to real life, and has also been shown to increase test scores.
  • NDI (National Dance Institute) works with our Kindergartners and 1st graders to teach them the joy of movement and dance.
  • Jazz for Young People is an outstanding Jazz program through Lincoln Center that teaches our 5th Graders about the history and experience of Jazz.
  • Ajna Dance exposes our 3rd Graders to the exciting and culturally rich world of Indian Dance.
  • Ballroom Dancing is a creative outlet that allows our 4th Graders to discover and release their emotions and feelings through movement. They also learn how to be a strong partner, and finesse their mind – body connection through the challenge of learning extensive choreography.


Landmark West: Since 1985, Landmark West!, an award-winning non-profit, has worked to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts on the Upper West Side. Keeping the Past for the Future (KPF) is a school-based education program designed to foster in students a strong sense of engagement and responsibility towards their community through learning about local neighborhood history and architecture.  In past years, LW! has worked with PS87 teachers in grades 2-4 to provide interdisciplinary, multi-session programs (free for NYC public schools!) that use the built environment as a lens through which to study history, language, math, and art. All programs meet New York State Learning Standards and are customized to each classroom’s needs. 

Urban Park Rangers: Urban Park Rangers’ “The Natural Classroom” program is a 1 ½ hour program designed to expose students to the natural environment and different ecosystems of New York City. With each program, you and your students visit a New York City Park and take part in a series of hands–on activities led by an Urban Park Ranger. Thirteen distinct programs are available for students in grades K–8 and can be customized to fit specific needs of each group.


  • Assemblies vary from year to year. In the 2015-16 school year our students participated in the following assembly programs:
  • Traveling Lantern Theater Company
  • Galli Theater
  • Peridance Dance Company
  • Ajna Dance Company
  • Darius Wallace (Life of Frederick Douglass)
  • Ballet Hispanico
  • Thunderbird Dancers
  • Chinese Ribbon Dancing
  • BioBus
  • Aaron Nigel Smith Program at Lincoln Center
  • Art Farm
  • Urban Park Rangers