Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast will be distributed in classrooms. Arrivals begin at 8:30 at respective grade locations.
Breakfast is offered free to all children from 7:30 – 8:40 in the cafeteria. Please note, parents may not stay with their children during breakfast.
Lunch is served free of charge to all eligible students at P.S. 10. Children may also bring lunch from home. The school menus are sent home monthly by the administration, and available at the School Food link.
This year, grades K and 2 eat together during the first lunch period, grades 1 and 3 eat together during the second lunch period and grades 4 and 5 eat together during the third lunch period. Children have recess every day. The lunch period is 45 minutes and includes 25 minutes of recess in the schoolyard. Our children go outside for recess at all times of year (weather permitting) so it’s important that they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
In the Classroom
We offer a rigorous academic curriculum that meets all New York State and NYC DOE educational standards. Our hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum uses a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach that incorporates content-area standards into engaging extended units that connect learning to the real world. Through PBL, our students not only master grade level standards but also develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and leadership skills required for success in today’s information economy.
In addition to core classes, our students also have:
- 2 days per week in the science lab for grades 1 – 5 (one day for Kindergarten)
- 1 day per week of music instruction
- 1 day per week of art instruction
- 1 day per week of physical education
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is a strong focus at PS10. Our students learn to be respectful, responsible, and resilient!
Our SEL programs create a safe and positive learning environment, promote positive behaviors and peer interactions, and guide students in making better choices. Our focus is on helping students develop the social and emotional skills needed for success in the classroom, at home, and throughout life. These initiatives include:
- The ACE mentoring program for at-risk students
- Monthly “Tenacious” assemblies to reinforce our “3 Rs” and recognize positive behaviors
- Fundraising and volunteer initiatives to connect students to important issues in our local community and the world
- A proactive approach to bullying and peer conflict
We have a strong and active student council with 88 members spanning Kindergarten to 5thgrade! Our Student Council members develop leadership and problem-solving skills as they work together with administration to make our school even better. These student leaders are elected by their peers each year.
They have a direct line to administrators and are a valued part of our school leadership team.
We provide robust academic support for students through our Special Education programs, in-school intervention services, and after-school program. We offer for eligible students:
- Comprehensive SPED services for students with special needs, including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, School Counseling, Paraprofessional Support, Vision and Hearing Support Services, and Adaptive Physical Education
- Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for at-risk students
- Pull-out or Push-In support for English Language Learners
- Self-contained Special Education classrooms
- Integrated co-teaching (ICT) classrooms to support students on IEPs in the classroom
Arts Enrichment Programs
Our students enjoy an arts-enriched environment with plenty of opportunities to create and explore.
- Music: All students learn how to read and write music and play two instruments (keyboard and recorder). 4thand 5th graders get to play alongside professional musicians at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Our partnership with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music provides further opportunities for music discovery and enrichment.
- Visual Arts: All students have art classes once each week, and art is also infused across the curriculum in our project-based units. Our “Artist in Residence” programs bring working artists into the classroom.
- Theater: We have a full-time theater arts instructor as well as a partnership with Metropolitan Opera. 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to bring stories to the stage through our After-School Theater Club.
STEM Enrichment Programs
We integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) throughout our curriculum. Students also have opportunities to participate in fun after-school STEM programs.
- Robotics: We are bringing robotics into the classroom through a partnership with FaceLab. All 4thand 5thgrade classes participate in the EV3 Lego Robotics workshop.
- Chess: All students have the opportunity to learn chess during the school day. We also have an after-school competitive chess team: PS10 Gladiators Chess Team and Club. The club has beginner, advanced, and team groupings, and is highly competitive across the city!
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
Our Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee celebrates the diverse backgrounds and stories of our PS10 community with special events, curriculum resources, and translation services. PS10 is an official ADL “No Place for Hate” school. We are committed to providing a welcoming space for students and families of all backgrounds and origins.
We offer a PTA Extended Day Program for students needing after-school hours childcare. This is a parent-run program offering enrichment activities from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. We have partnerships with 30 outside vendors to offer a wide variety of fun and academically enriching activities. Scholarships available.