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Our personalized instruction nurtures multiple intelligences and we meet the needs of every child through small group instruction and individualized learning plans using a data driven approach.  We have a unified purpose and believe that every child can succeed. As a result, we collaborate to cultivate critical thinking through effective planning, questioning, and a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum.  At P.S. 290 we are all accountable and responsible for every child’s academic, social and emotional development, and all scholars develop the courage to achieve academic excellence.


P.S. 290 scholars will graduate with increased readiness for college.  Our curriculum, character development, and civil service programs provide scholars with the tools and courage to significantly impact and positively transform their world.
Instructional Philosophy:
Our instructional philosophy is that through personalization, accountability, courage and excellence all scholars will believe and achieve. Our scholars excel in all subjects: mathematics, arts and sciences, reading, writing and global connections. Our scholars develop the critical thinking, problem solving, and 21st century skills needed to compete in an increasingly global economy. In addition, information, media and technology skills are life and career skills that our scholars acquire at our school to incr


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