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The Helen Keller School Community is committed to creating a climate which promotes achievement of high academic standards and the pursuit of excellence. Our risk-free learning environment ensures that all children will be motivated to face the challenges of the new millennium and become independent, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and lifelong learners. P.S. 153 students will learn to be caring individuals that develop an appreciation and respect for cultural diversity. Through cooperation and participation of parents and the school community, our children will become productive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.


PS 153 has a balanced literacy program, Reading Marathon Club and Great Books Program. Our math and science programs focus on hands-on activities. Special programs include the weather-watch program, stock market game, geography program, foreign language in grades 1-4, chess, N.Y.C. Ballet, Lincoln Center and a technology program.


Extracurricular activities include Test prep programs in reading and math. Enrichment programs are scheduled for students in grades one - four. in addition, several local community centers and churches pick up students and take them to their centers for homework assistance.


Extracurricular activities include Test prep programs in reading and math. Enrichment programs are scheduled for students in grades one - four. in addition, several local community centers and churches pick up students and take them to their centers for homework assistance.


P.S. 153 receives support from various businesses in the Co-op City Community.
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