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  • Located downtown Brooklyn in Fort Greene, across from Commodore Barry Park
  • Robin Hood Library - School wide enrichment research center with modern technology and computerized card catalouge funded by the Robin Hood Foundation
  • Extended Robin Hood Library hours on Weeknights and Saturdays
  • Small class sizes with heterogeneous grouping
    • Special education classes
    • Collaborative Team Teaching (CTT Classes)
      • Two licensed teachers in one classroom to offer more academic and behavioral support. 
  • Recognized as the 17th Most Improved School in NYS for 4th Grade ELA in 2005
  • Recognized as the 3rd Most Improved School in NYC for Mathematics in 2005
  • Professional development for teachers built into the school day by way of common planning persiods, Laptop Lunch and Learns
  • Monthy community building activities for parents/teachers and students
  • Technology in every classroom
  • Superstart Pre-K
  • Small group counseling sessions for students in conflict resolution
  • Test sophistication after school program for students in grades 3-5 using Kaplan Advantage
  • CARE Team - Children Are Reason Enough - Comer Model School
  • Art Studio managed by resident artist who adorns the building with student work, incorporating literacy and social studies into art instruction. 
  • Marquis Studios "Artistry and Me" art integration program for students in Pre-K -5
  • PS 287 Band
  • Power Lunch Everybody Wins
    • Literacy Development
  • NYU Literacy Tutors
    • Lteracy Development
  • Rise to the Occassion Literacy/Basketball Program
  • Chess Team
  • Cheerleading Team
  • School year 2000 -2001 upgraded computer lab
  • Library/Reading Lab computer center
  • Project Read; and e-mail partnership with SIAC.
  • Numerous grants such as a wireless computer lab and a 21st century multi-media Library, as a result of a partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, will contribute to academic success.
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