The Gil Hodges School
, located in the Midwood Section of Brooklyn , focuses on high academic standards, attention to our at-risk students, and firmly believes in the integration of the Arts in daily instruction. Meeting the established standards in the curricula areas is accomplished through special academic programs, as well as implementation of after school programs that address the academic areas as well as the Arts. Several of the programs funded for the Arts and extra-curricula activities come from our committed Parents’ Association. In deed, their partnership transcends these extra curricula programs to the point that their presence in the library, in the classrooms, on trips, etc. makes our home-school partnership one of our lasting attributes of a school community.
We have a G & T program, entitled “CIG” (modeled after the Hunter Model – Center for the Intellectually Gifted) that is academically challenging while providing enrichment activities that motivate interest and enthusiasm.
We provide additional academic intervention services to all children who are struggling in reading, writing, and/or math. Our focus is two-fold: Differentiation of instruction and small group and individualized instruction.
Each member of our staff is fully certified. They have been trained in the latest methodologies such as Balanced Literacy, Every Day Math, Wilson , Fundations, Assertive Discipline, and Learning Styles. The staff readily works with and supports each other and this collaboration and cooperation engenders an atmosphere of openness and camaraderie. The team work among the teaching staff, the Parents’ Association and administrative staff is solid and this translates into a school community that can easily focus on the goals of academic and social success for each child.