PS 6 Mission
PS 6 is a nationally recognized leader in public education that holds high academic standards for all students. An investigative-based curriculum, interdisciplinary teaching and a highly motivated faculty serve as the foundation for identifying, developing and promoting successful strategies that meet the individual educational and emotional needs of each PS 6 student. The needs of a diverse body of learners are met with programs such as Collaborative Team Teaching, intervention and small group instruction.
PS 6 strives for a balance between process-oriented instruction and the skills and strategies good educators have always valued. Teachers teach programs that are an outgrowth of their staff development and their own collaborative process across and within grades. PS 6 believes the best instruction comes from good modeling, and this must happen on two levels. First, teachers use their own writing and reading process and their own mathematical thinking to model specific strategies for students. Second, teachers demonstrate continued learning by furthering their own practices, modeling life-long learning.
PS 6 staff members are interested in the success of all students as individuals – academically, socially and creatively. To that end, PS 6 has a comprehensive art, music and dance program that taps into a multi-talented student body. The school values character education – training staff members, students and parents in social emotional education. PS 6 is committed to providing a balance between academic achievement and personal growth.