Lower School Curriculum
The lower school curriculum includes courses in Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Teachers meet regularly to discuss and evaluate the curricula across grades and determine whether changes are needed.
PS8 highly values the arts as a strong complement to what is taught inside the traditional classroom. Students attend weekly classes in Dance, Drama, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Library. These classes are taught by specialist teachers.
Middle School Curriculum
MS8 is a diverse learning community dedicated to creativity, intellectual curiosity, and student voice and agency, with the aim of developing lifelong learners and engaged citizens. We are committed to the intellectual, artistic, social, emotional, ethical, and physical development of each child.
MS8 is a point of entry for a significant number of new students. All are challenged to reach their greatest potential through a culturally-responsive program of study that includes Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Art, Foreign Language, Physical Education, as well as three years of Advisory. Exploration programs give students several two- to three-week interdisciplinary opportunities to deeply study one essential question and use the resources of NYC and their community to create and present culminating projects.