Progressive - Finland / Finnish like education. Because grades are combined, a child who is a bit advance can sit in on the next year's curriculum, or if behind can sit in the previous year curriculum while staying at grade for the rest of classes...they also have on-site tutors. They use math manipulative
... Read more e.g. blocks, tiles, charts and graphs. English is taught using both phonics and whole language e.g. they have to learn letter sounds and sounding out words, but also understand and infer meaning through context. Everyday has an art, gym, or music class. They have a ceramics rm, dance rm, yoga, library, computer rm, cooking rm and garden. They have a science teacher ! Projects and book publishing start in K / 1st grade. Some teachers are more relaxed, some more strict, and many in between. The hallways at drop off and pick up are chaotic, halls are narrow,...though, each child is greeted by the teacher and cannot leave the room without eye to eye contact as a measure of security. The building is old...though has a lot of window light. No elevator. Reading HW starts in K /1st grade. Spelling tests start in 1st grade. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/09/13
We love ps3. When I say we I mean, my two kids who are happy to go there everyday and come back with enchanted stories, and me and my husband who know that every problem that we may have will be answered, that we are a part of a community, that we are respected and that we have a role to play in our
... Read more kids' education. We were new in New York when we first arrived to PS3, and this school made us feel at home and welcome. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/13
I have 2 children at PS3 and we have been very happy there. It is truly a warm, embracing and stimulating environment. We have had great teachers and they are different styles but all are able to really connect and work with the children to instill the basic skills they need while still instilling a
... Read more love for learning. Yes they have some test prep since that is the name of the game now, it is too bad but seems unavoidable at this point. We have found the homework level appropriate. My one complaint is the class size as it is just hard for a teacher to give that many students the optimal level of attention and feedback. Homework is often only checked for being completed not for quality. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/13
Our school is terrific! The academics are challenging in the best kind of way, the teachers and staff are extraordinarily dedicated, and the parent community works hard to support the school wherever it is needed. This is a school where community, innovation and independence are emphasized, and it shows
... Read more in the confident, intelligent, curious and happy nature of the children who learn here. Couldn't be more pleased we chose PS 3! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/24/13
This school is creative, messy, and wonderful for kids who don't need a lot of structure.
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Posted by a other on 08/08/13
PS3 is a potentially great school. Strong teachers (we have consistently had academically strong teachers, except in one year where the teacher was problematic and most parents in the class agreed), involved parents, and a real focus on arts and creativity. Yes, they teach to the test but the teachers
... Read more are dedicated to injecting creativity into doing so and seem to be given a great deal of pedagogical flexibility. PS 3's Achilles heel, however, is that it does not deal very well with children who fall outside of a very narrow band of learning style. The school has exhibited a remarkable laziness when it comes to these kids. If they cannot snap them quickly into shape, the child is a "problem" beyond their capacity to deal with and PS 3 turns its back quickly on these kids. Relatedly, the school deals quite ineffectively with bullying behavior; it has no school wide educational program on bullying and has shown no willingness to devote the resources to a less chaotic recess/lunch environment that is truly a free for all where kids get hurt. A huge deficit in its educational program, and part of educating the whole child, is teaching kids how to relate to one another with respect. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/08/13
Love PS3! We have 2 children currently attending and can't say enough about this school. The love and compassion from the staff and teachers is exactly what you want for your children. The teachers teach for learning not to take a test. The students want to be there, the teachers want to be there and
... Read more even the parents too. The school is always open and excepting of parental help. Parental involvement is high. The extra classes supported by the PTA are incredible: dance, music, art, clay, computers, library, creative movement, swimming. This school includes everyone. They go out of their way to make you feel apart of the school. A gem. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/16/13
I have two sons currently attending PS3, one in first grade and one in fourth. We have been at the school since my older son started kindergarten and we have had an absolutely wonderful experience. Their teachers are caring and kind, and super attentive to their individual needs. My boys are very
... Read more different in temperament and learning styles, and both are thriving at the school. Their teachers this year have been amazing for the boys' development, socially, emotionally, and academically. The parent community and the administration are both wonderfully enthusiastic, welcoming, and easy going, and always have the children's best interests as top priority. Both my kids are becoming wonderful writers, and my older son's math skills are exceptional. In addition to the strong academics, they get to participate in so many wonderful arts activities - architecture studies of the Village, an Alvin Ailey dance program, playwriting workshop, and cooking with a professional chef, just to name a few. We really couldn't be happier with our children's primary education. Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/04/13
PS 3 has been the best school a parent could ask for! My daughter is loved by all of her teachers which include her classroom teacher, music, clay, art, dance, games, library and computers. Plus, she's in the 1st grade and has had the privilage in a public school to do all of these things. The principal
... Read more and vice principal run a tight ship, yet are loving and caring to all. Set in Greenich Village, the school still remains very special since there are many bridge classes which give a child to be a novice and then a mentor. As an educator in the private sector, I am so very proud to say my child knows how to read,solve math problems with ease, and enjoys the arts. The staff is tops and I recommend this school for all who are lucky enough to live in the zoned area. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/31/13
We have two very happy kids enrolled at PS3 and we thank our lucky stars every day for the experience and education they receive there. (It s an added bonus that we don t have to go out of our neighborhood for a school like this - as the families are all neighbors, we experience a great sense of community,
... Read more which is not always easy to find in Manhattan). The teachers, principals, and staff are top-notch and they have a wonderful curriculum that, as far as we have seen, teaches our kids to LOVE learning. Every day they share something new and exciting from school (which usually blows our mind, like the day our kindergartner pointed out and named an architectural detail on a building. How old are you again?!) Through the impressive arts program (music, art, movement, clay to name a few), the kids learn how to express themselves and discover and be comfortable with who they are (something we could have all used a little bit more of growing up, I would imagine!) The combined grades help the kids develop patience, understanding, generosity, and citizenship. The older ones help and model for the younger ones, and the younger ones pay it forward, It is a joyous and joyful school. Read less
* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
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New York schools — P.s. 3 Charrette School is located at 490 Hudson St, New York NY 10014. 490 Hudson St is in the 10014 ZIP code in New York, NY The school district for P.s. 3 Charrette School is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 3 Charrette School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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