About PS 452
PS 452 is a learning community in which children, families, and staff from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds grow and work together. We strive to support lifelong learners who are active, empathetic, and responsible citizens of a global community.
As we near the end of the second decade of the 21st century, we recognize the need to educate and prepare our students for the future. We do this while, at the same time, retaining the wonder, creativity and discovery that is paramount to elementary school education.
PS 452 educates students through content based-learning. Social studies and science inquiry drive the curriculum. There are opportunities to explore the world outside the classroom through visits to museums, landmarks, parks, neighborhoods, and cultural institutions; group projects that require the children to plan, research, organize and share; goal-oriented units that use technology, art, drama and movement to express ideas; assessments based on NY State Standards that inform students about what they know well and are able to do; and clear expectations so children are aware of the journey of each unit of study. We guide students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
In order to meet the needs of the whole child, PS 452 incorporates social emotional learning as an explicit component of the school experience. Learn more about our social emotional learning curriculum.