Programs & Services

Summer Learning 2021

We worked hard to design interesting summer learning opportunities for you to participate in (because we all think test prep can be boring)!

Summer learning classes will be held the week of July 19th and the week of July 26th. Classes take place from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Classes will be held on Zoom, but some may have in-person components (see the course descriptions below for more information).

Each summer class will run for one week, so you can choose two.

Please discuss with your family and submit your final choices by June 18th.

Note: Summer Learning is separate from CPCS Summer Camp. We coordinated so that all children can do both, if they’d like.

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Course Descriptions

Week of July 19th

Instructor: Ms. Barrera
Week of July 19th

There is nothing more summer-y than the ocean and the beach! Did you know that the oceans cover over 70% of the earth’s surface? Most of the organisms in the world live in the ocean. In this course, we will explore many different elements of the ocean and the creatures who live within it.

If it is okay with your parents, all participants in this class will get a pet fish of their own as part of our learning.


Instructor: Mr. Andre
Week of July 19th

Do you love anime? Have you ever considered writing it yourself? Do you know the difference between old-school anime (Dragonball, Inuyasha, Slam Dunk, Detective Conan, etc.) and new-school anime (One Punch, My Hero Academia, Naruto, etc.)? In this class, students will explore characters, plots, and animation style choices! Whether you are well-versed in anime or you are new to it, this could be the class for you!


Instructor: Ms. Whitehurst
Week of July 19th

Would you consider yourself a movie buff? Do you think you could write a better season finale to “How to Get Away With Murder” than Shonda Rhimes? This film study seminar will explore your interest in television and filmmaking and provide knowledge about the motion picture development and production process. Our film study seminar will also help students become more visually literate as we explore film as a medium of communication. Students will use critical thinking, creative writing and language skills as they learn how writers contribute to the process of creating a motion picture, sitcom, play, or animation.


Week of July 26th

Instructor: Ms. Orapallo
Week of July 26th

Have you ever wondered if you could survive in the wild? Do you like shows like “Survivor” or books like Into the Wild? Do you know which berries are poisonous and which are edible? We’ll put our reading skills to use with the book Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids, our writing and critical thinking skills to work as we create our own personal survival plans, and our geography skills to the test as we explore the globe. You will even get your very own pocket compass! Even if we are stuck at home, we can still pretend that we’re out in the wild! Your task: keep Ms. Orapallo alive in the wilderness through Zoom!

No children will be harmed in the making of this class 🙂


Instructor: Ms. Barrera
Week of July 26th

Have you ever heard of “architecture”? It is the art and the science of designing and constructing buildings. If the first toy you would go to when you were little was Legos or building blocks, this STEM class may be the one for you! Explore how cities are constructed and the work and science that goes into it.


Instructor: Ms. Tsimprea & Mr. Andre
Week of July 26th

Do you love to eat? Do you love to give your opinion on food? Did you know that people get paid to write their opinions of different restaurants, movies or books? It’s a specific kind of journalism! In this class, we will learn how to craft a restaurant review, we’ll meet with a real food critic, go on a walking tour of restaurants in Bed-Stuy (and of course sample the food!), and then publish our final pieces. We will hone our writing skills and voice our opinions!

The Food Sampling Field Trip will be on Wednesday, July 28th. If you are unable to attend, you can still take the class!


Middle School Enrichments

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!

Afterschool Program

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.

Activities include:

  • Film Production Program
  • CPCS MS Step Team
  • Coding Program
  • Afro-Cuban Dance
  • Youth Economic Development Program
  • Financial Literacy Program