PS 452 Partnerships
National Dance Institute (NDI)
The mission of the National Dance Institute (NDI) is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that carries over into all other aspects of their lives. All children of our school community have the opportunity to learn the discipline of dance and performance with NDI. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to learn movement, choreography, and the ability to collaborate in the creation of dynamic and engaging performances.
National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Click here to see a great video about the program.
The Salvadori Center uses the built environment – buildings, bridges, skyscrapers, etc. – to help students understand math and science concepts. They do this through engaging, collaborative, and hands-on project-based learning where every student can succeed. Salvadori’s school-based programs are linked to grade-specific learning objectives and National Common Core Standards and assess the change in students’ comprehension of the math and science concepts explored through the program.
Salvadori Center http://www.salvadori.org
Lincoln Center Film
The Film Society Kids program brings film into the classroom in order to bolster a future generation of filmmakers. The program promotes the making and viewing of films as well as students’ cultivation of 21st-century skills. Film Society Kids not only immerses young people in a technological art form, it also supports their literacy learning through visual storytelling.
New York Scholastic Chess Club
New York Scholastic Chess Club offers curriculum chess to schools and after-school programs, private lessons for groups and individuals, and chess camps during school breaks.
Our programs are tailored to students ranging from absolute beginner to national champions. Our highly-qualified chess instructors can work with children as young as four years old.
Students will learn how the pieces move, to play a chess game from start to finish, and to develop strategies. Founder / Manager Ivan Dirkx's experience playing top-level scholastic chess in New York City means NYSCC has unique insight into the needs of our students.
Wellness in The Schools
WITS Chefs lead WITS Labs, seasonal culinary and nutrition education classes for students in WITS schools. In the Labs, students prepare the simple, affordable, and healthy recipes that they will then experience at lunch.
The sessions introduce students to the importance of healthy eating and seasonal ingredients, inspiring them to share their newly acquired knowledge with their families. Programs like these have been shown to positively influence children’s food preferences and behaviors, according to recent studies.
Google CS First (Coding Club)
CS First is a program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers.Our materials:
- are completely free and available online
- are targeted at students in grades 4th-8th (ages 9-14)
- can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs
- involve block-based coding using Scratch and are themed to attract students with varied interests