We have developed partnerships with several Community Based Organizations that will enrich our academic curriculum. Each enrichment program with which we have partnered provides a trained, lead teacher to work with our students. Classroom teachers will work with partnership teachers to aide with instruction and management. Our Enrichment partnerships, with highly esteemed community based organizations, provide our children opportunities to explore and acquire interests and knowledge that they may not otherwise obtain. These PTA supported programs provide a supportive environment for children to explore, create and gives voice and action to the inner being of a child
Recess Enhancement Program (REP)
REP transforms the culture of recess by engaging students and staff in a variety of cooperative games. The program creates a safe environment where children can have fun and be physically active while maintaining a sense of independence and ownership of the recess period. In addition to physical benefits, REP also helps children develop leadership and social skills by empowering them to lead and teach games to their peers. The end result is an educated community of students who utilize the entire recess period to play games they love that keep them physically active and safe on the playground.
92nd Street Y www.92y.org
Yorkville Community School and The 92nd St Y work side-by-side to design programs that offer our students developmentally appropriate and Common Core State Standard aligned, highly engaging enrichment.
Kindergarten: Visual Arts
This Early Childhood Curriculum encourages learning through providing a stimulating and multi-sensory community for diverse young learners to discover their innate design capacity.
First Grade: Chorus (Music Program)
In-School Instructional Sessions
In this program, students experience the empowerment of choral singing by building on the skills of literacy, communication and teamwork, as well as learning essential musical concepts, such as pitch, rhythm and dynamics, and appropriate musical vocabulary.
Second Grade: Musical Introduction Series
12 In-School Instructional Sessions/ 4 Professional Concerts at the 92nd St Y
This dynamic and culturally rich program introduces our students to the world of music, both in the concert hall and in the classroom, connecting the joy of musical learning with current academic curriculum and providing multiple avenues for students’ artistic engagement.
Third Grade: Theatre
40 In-School Instructional Sessions
Students will work collaboratively throughout this residency to learn about theater and build vital social and communication skills through acting, playwriting, and theatrical design.
Fourth Grade: STEMRobotics
24 Weeks -In-School Instructional Sessions
Throughout this curriculum, students investigate the components of LEGO robotics: LEGO WEDO Education software, design journaling, robot construction, programming and problem solving. This curriculum is designed for hands-on learning in and outside the computer lab.
NYC Chess: www.chessnyc.com
NYC Chess will provide in school chess lessons and strategy building to our students, once a week. Children will receive progressive instruction that will leave each of them with a working knowledge of the game; they will be well prepared to play and enjoy the game.
Salvadori Center: www.salvadori.org
The Salvadori Center uses the built environment – buildings, bridges, skyscrapers, etc. – to help students understand math and science concepts. Salvadori offers project-based, interdisciplinary, experiential education experiences in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) to promote science and math literacy.
New York Historical Society: http://www.nyhistory.org
How does geography shape history? Over the course of the year students use a combination of maps, authentic touch objects and images of works of art and artifacts from the New-York Historical Society’s collection to learn how the geography of an area can define a community, and how a community can change the geography of a place over time.