Curriculum Overview

"WITH AN EDUCATION, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
​RISE ABOVE ALL THE NOISE AND FULFILL EVERY LAST ONE OF YOUR DREAMS."
- MICHELLE OBAMA

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students standing together in park

Social Studies is a vital component to any child’s education. Students first begin to explore Social Studies by learning about the school, their community, themselves and others, and families. Soon, the concepts begin to build and develop into the history of New York City, various countries around the world, and the rich history of New York State. It is crucial for students to gain a perspective on the global community, and understand how people and countries interact with each other. Below are grade-level topics studied within each grade. For more information, follow the link below to the NYC Department of Educations’ Scope and Sequence for Social Studies Education.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Students playing basketball

"Physical education (PE) is an important academic subject that teaches students to be physically active, work as a team, and set fitness goals that can last a lifetime. The fitness-based skills that students learn in PE is what emerging research shows is essential to learning.

In New York State, all students must receive PE as a part of their education, including students with disabilities who may be recommended for modified, developmentally appropriate physical education, called adapted PE.

NYC PE teachers receive professional development on using the Physical Best: Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness curriculum, which emphasizes participation in a variety of physical activities (traditional sports, non-traditional sports, and fitness activities). Physical Best helps students find activities and behaviors that contribute to lifelong health and wellness."
-NYC Department of Education

THE ARTS

Student playing the flute

The arts are a vital component to a child’s education. Here are P.S.128M, we strongly believe in the positive influence the arts can have on a child’s academic success, thus we offer students the opportunity to think creatively through visual arts, dance, and music. P.S.128M also partners with Dancing Classrooms, DEA Dance, and The Red Bull Theater's Shakespeare Program to provide even more opportunities for our students to experience the arts.

TECHNOLOGY & MEDIA

Student on computer in classroom

Being technologically literate is a vital skill for all students to have in the 21st Century. The development and growing need for technology has greatly increased over the past decade. As a result, many students need to learn these skills in order to become college and career ready. At P.S. 128M:The Audubon School, we recognize that need and have the appropriate equipment and programs to educate each child in technology.

The Audubon School has one fully equipped computer lab and one multimedia lab center. In addition to the labs, every classroom is equipped with a computer center. Furthermore, transportable laptop carts and iPads are available for classes to borrow. Additionally all classrooms have fully functioning interactive whiteboards and document readers.