Teachers at P.S. 91X are some of the most dedicated and caring teachers in the world! Whether dressing up as Abraham Lincoln or riding a scooter to teach a lesson, they continuously find new ways to link learning with fun. Furthermore, they always go above and beyond to help create welcoming classroom environments where students can learn and feel safe.
Research shows students do better academically if parents are involved in their education. At P.S. 91X we offer many opportunities for parental involvement. We offer many parent workshops throughout the year as well as events such as Parent Nights, Breakfasts and Diner events, Award Ceremonies, Performance Art shows, and more. Parents are welcomed to meet with teachers on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additionally, parents are welcomed to take their time browsing the Parent Bulletin Board featured at the entrance of the school as well as this website for school information.
Our students receive New York State standards-based instruction in all the common content areas - English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These traditional subject areas are blended with fine and performance arts (Visual Art, Dance, Theater, and Music) as well as Physical Education. All our teachers work collaboratively to provide a well-rounded education that will inspire our students to become intelligent, independent, respectful, and responsible citizens of the world.
“No man is island” wrote the great English poet John Donne. At P.S. 91X we have created strong bonds with a variety of local and national organizations. The following partnerships have been established to enrich the educational experiences of our students and develop lifelong well-rounded individuals: Education Through Music, FDNY, Materials for the Arts, Francis Martin Library, and more.
Heaps of studies have been conducted on the relationship between extracurricular activities and academic performance, and they all show that student who participate in them have higher grades, more positive attitudes toward school and higher academic aspirations. We offer various extended day programs to our students such as: Art, Basketball, Orchestra, and Chorus.
Field Trip Experiences
Field trips are recognized as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore novel things in an authentic setting. Our students' academic experiences are further enhanced through fieldtrips to the theatre, museum, and other essential exposures, including: The Bronx Zoo, Queens County Farm, New York Botanical Garden, American Museum of Natural History, and more.
Technology is an integral part of our curricula here at P.S. 91X. Our aim is to give our students the tools to succeed in the increasingly demanding 21st century. Each room is equipped with a Smartboard in which students can learn content area skills as well as boost their technological literacy. Additionally, there are several laptop carts made available for individual class usage. Furthermore, our auditorium boasts state of the art lighting, wired and wireless microphones, high fidelity surround sound, and a cutting edge projection system.
Student Support Services
At P.S. 91X our highly trained and specialized staff offer a full range of student support services to help students succeed in the classroom and in life. Regardless of the learning difficulties a child might be facing, our student support staff will provide an individualized support system to help them thrive. We currently offer the following services: Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Education Teacher Support Services, English as a New Language ( ENL), Vision Screening, Counseling, Response to Intervention ( RTI)