- 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
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
- Aaron Nigel Smith Program at Lincoln Center
- Art Farm
- Urban Park Rangers