To help our students navigate the highs and lows of middle school years and prepare for the increased responsibilities of high school, our dedicated, caring staff works to ensure that each student receives the wraparound supports necessary to stay on track academically, socially, and emotionally.
Core training in math and language arts is coupled with deeper study in the humanities and sciences. Early exposure to literary classics helps students heighten and refine their reading and analytical skills, while fully-equipped science labs and expert instruction help them discover the rigors and rewards of inquiry and experimentation. Activities such as Model United Nations Summits further help our students not only think through the real-world applications of their coursework but also develop greater confidence and communication skills.
Select Student Achievements:
- In 2019, PAI and PAII students outperformed NYC, NYS, and NYS White students on grades 3-8 ELA exams. PAI also outperformed NYS charter schools.
- In 2019, PAI and PAII students outperformed NYC, NYS, NYS, and NYC White students on grades 3-8 math exams. Both schools also outperformed NYC and NYS charter schools.
- In 2019, PAI and PAII students with disabilities passed grades 3-8 math exams at rates more than twice that of NYC students with disabilities.
Social-emotional learning is also an area of emphasis for all middle school students. In addition to engaging in wide-ranging fitness and enrichment activities, students meet regularly in gender-based groups to discuss issues such as peer pressure, bullying, insecurity, and conflict management. Trained social workers and guidance counselors are on hand to give students individualized support and to offer parents and staff the expertise they need to provide consistent, coordinated support at home and at school.