Award Year: 2014

P.S. 150 Tribeca Learning Center

334 Greenwich Street
New York, NY, 10013-2703

(212) 732-4392

Mrs. Jennifer Bonnet, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

New York City Geographic District #2

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to nurture the intellectual and emotional growth of our students, as we engage their hearts and minds in a love of learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 55%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Math and social studies in the block building area.

Math and social studies in the block building area.

P.S. 150 is a one class per grade, Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade elementary school in Tribeca, a lower Manhattan neighborhood. It has created a warm and nurturing environment, not only because of its small size but because of the incredibly involved and committed parent community. Its PTA works tirelessly to support its social-emotional and academic initiatives, as it strives to create "G.R.E.A.T." - gracious, respectful, empathetic, aware and tenacious - students.

Its rich, rigorous curricula, aligned with common core, encompass the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and Math in Focus, the Americanized version of Singapore math. Its dedicated teachers create content studies in social studies and science, which, infused with skilled music and art instruction, create meaningful interdisciplinary learning experiences for students. Its goal is to create an atmosphere where children become experts in a particular discipline and develop the desire to become lifelong learners.

P.S. 150 uses formative and summative assessments throughout the year to ensure that students are meeting the common core standards. The staff meet frequently to examine data. It is of utmost importance to the school that differentiation is strategically planned and that all students in its heterogeneous population thrive. Its test scores are testament to this hard work.

P.S. 150 is a little school that does big things. With a concentration on arts-rich curricula, building teacher capacity, promoting positive social emotional growth, and a strong sense of community, it has gone from "I think I can" to "I knew I could."