PS100 is located between Brighton Beach and Coney Island. The population includes African-American, Hispanic, and many immigrants from Russia, Mexico, and Asian nations. All grades and classes consist of heterogeneous groups of children. Students work in both small and large groups with instructional strategies that include a balanced literacy and numeracy approach, team teaching, cooperative learning, multicultural education, and the Making Connections Program. Our English Language Learners (ELL) make up about 20% of the student population. The ESL teachers and classroom teachers work together to identify instructional strategies, including peer tutoring and class buddies, to assist these students with communication skills.
In addition, we have an after school homework helper and recreational program supported by our city councilman, Domenick Recchia. Also, we are affilitated with the Junior Achievement Chapter at John Dewey High School where students come in as "Teachers for a Day." On an adult level, we have a relationship with the Shore Front Y providing them with space to hold English as a Second Language classes for adults.