At CPCS we believe in a well-rounded education, an opportunity for our students to develop their special talents. That’s why we offer our students an extensive enrichment component to their curriculum.
Artwork reflecting the rich visual arts program is displayed throughout the school – elaborate paper sculptures, student self-portraits, intricate font embroideries and more can be seen in an ever-changing student gallery throughout the halls. Student artists are encouraged to explore and experiment with a wide variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, collage, clay, and printmaking. Famous artists, world cultures, science, social studies, math and language arts are often the influence for project themes.
Sneakers are tied tight and ready for action on P.E. days, when students spend time improving fine and gross motor skills.
Students learn spatial awareness, cooperative games, sportsmanship, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. They will learn how to be a good member of the community with a partner and with a team and learn how to win and lose with heart.
All of their athleticism and sportsmanship has a time to shine at our end of the year event Field Day, when students and teachers intermingle with the other grades to form teams and enjoy a day of relay races, tug-o-war, and team cheers.
At CPCS, we understand that Middle Schoolers need a variety of learning experiences beyond a textbook! Every child engages in a comprehensive dance curriculum encompassing technique, composition, historical and cultural context, music and arts appreciation. Our dance class is crafted with strategic consideration for anatomical and psychological development. Our students are challenged to think critically and creatively as they develop their kinesthetic abilities.
Learning at Community Partnership expands beyond the walls of the classroom. All grades explore the city through field labs to a variety of New York City institutions. Our list of field labs is endlessly growing. Our students have visited the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Museum of Modern Art, Goldman Sachs, the Limon School of Dance, Mouse Ceramics Studio, the Museum of Jewish Heritage: a Living Memorial to the Holocaust – and numerous Broadway musicals!
The CPCS Afterschool Program is an experience like no other. With over 20 educational, engaging, and self-motivating activities to choose from, every scholar has the opportunity to be exposed to something new and fulfilling. The afterschool experience offers several high school open houses as well as local and out-of-state college tours throughout the school year to introduce higher learning and offer a wide range of opportunity for success.