Our academic programming is based on over 25 years of proven results in KIPP NYC middle schools. The Science curriculum is hands-on and inquiry-based, empowering students to analyze and approach problems like scientists and engineers. In ELA, students read, analyze, and write based on high-quality diverse texts. Small group reading is at each student’s instructional reading level. We offer a rigorous, college preparatory math curriculum, including Algebra I Regents in 8th grade. Civics is a combination of history, social studies, and civic action where students grapple with major topics in US History and current events through discourse, writing, and debate. KIPP Beyond offers differentiated instruction in the least restrictive environment by certified learning specialists, including ICT, SETSS and all available mandated services as indicated on a student’s IEP.
Our “Beyond Block” occurs 4 times per week during the school day and includes theater, digital media arts, visual arts and various athletic offerings. Students have the option of participating in our after school program “Beyond Care,” which includes activities such as debate, maker space, drumming, chess, robotics, sailing and homework help. We also have co-ed flag football, basketball, and volleyball teams.
Students have dedicated time to engage in powerful individual, relationship-, and community-building experiences, which emphasize self-reflection, identity development, and character growth. Each week, there is a Community Meeting where kids gather to celebrate and participate in friendly competition. In addition, each week, students have an opportunity to engage in a “Founder’s Block,” where they participate in an activity that allows them to build community within and around the school, such as Student Government, Girl Scouts, and Podcasting.