Enrichment Programs

One of the key foundational supports for a well-rounded academic and cultural education is the establishment of and contributions of partnerships. By working with collaborators and partnerships, we support and realize an ever-increasing number of interests and talents and can provide activities that expose our learners to new opportunities. We are fortunate to live in a great city where the generosity and commitment of private, governmental, and corporate entities provide a viable and opportunistic landscape to assist in making these offerings available to our community.

Community Partnerships

Through the concentrated efforts of our new administration to reach out to the community, we have established partnerships with several organizations, particularly in the arts and STEM areas, including the following:

Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP): This quality educational arts program promotes access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts. They inspire diverse school communities to love learning and build their creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills. During a 15-week residency, teaching-artists from LEAP work with students in grades two to five and focus on folkloric dances from all around the world. P.S. 133 students perform for our community in June during our traditional Culture Week.

Doing Art Together (DAT): DAT is a nonprofit arts education organization providing award-winning, hands-on, arts-based curricula to more than 100,000 children in New York City’s public schools and alternative education sites. With partner schools, they organize student exhibitions, conduct teacher training programs, and schedule workshops in which parents participate with their children. During a six-week residency, DAT works with students in the lower academy (grades K–2) with a focus on visual arts and sculpture.

Center for Architecture: Through classes, workshops, and field trips, the Center for Architecture promotes the appreciation of architecture and design for K–12 students, teachers, and families. During this six-week residency, students in third through fifth grades engage in activities such as building bridges, amusement parks, and murals.

TekIntellect: Students participate in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) activities by learning to construct mechanized machines using LEGO® Robotics Technic components. Every session, the students receive a STEM lesson introducing them to the principles of science underlying the models they are engaged in building. The students are exposed to robotics and its wonders while using their engineering abilities, imagination, and creativity. Students in third through fifth grades may participate in this eight-week residency where they will work with TekIntellect representatives during 90-minute sessions. The students focus on creating things and experiencing hands-on learning utilizing multi-sensory experimentation.

Asphalt Green: Asphalt Green developed the Recess Enhancement Program (REP) in 2001 to address barriers to physical activity by reclaiming an underutilized part of the school day—recess! A highly trained Play Coach comes to our school three times a week and works with school staff to get children physically active through organized games that decrease conflict and increase self-esteem, safety, and fun. 

U.S. Soccer Foundation - Soccer for Success: Through this exciting partnership, we received a brand new, acrylic, mini soccer field built in the Moore playground and established an after school program. This program will provide our students with structured physical activity, nutrition education, and mentoring.