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.
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!
At the end of the school year, students may be invited on an End of Year Trip. Our End of Year Trips focus on four foci: college tours, cultural experiences, nature immersion and teambuilding. Traditionally, our 6th graders go on a one-day trip, our 7th graders go on one-night/two day overnight trip and 8th graders go on a three-night/four-day trip. Our students have traveled to Toronto, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, Washington D.C. and more! End of Year Trips are free of cost to families.
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.
Athletic Offerings Include:
CPCS Middle School offers a full month of Summer Camp to all of their students, free of cost to families. Our Summer Camp runs full-day, five days a week. Camp includes morning academics, enrichment activities and field trips around New England. In Summer 2022, our trips included Club Getaway in Connecticut, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, roller skating, Museum of Modern Art, 6 Flags New England and more!