Classroom life at BNS centers on exploration and challenge. Science, social studies and the arts are integrated in our rooms, and academic skills are developed in the context of thematic curriculum. These themes reflect state and city curriculum guidelines for the teaching of social studies and science. Over the years teachers have worked together to create a list of topics that create a sequence. They also give children exposure to many disciplines and methods of inquiry.
Pre-K – Forest School
Kindergarten – Shore School
First Grade – Green space, Sustainability and Community
Second Grade – New York City: Structures, Rocks and Minerals, Bridges
Third Grade – History and Geography of Africa
Fourth Grade – Native Americans / New Amsterdam
Fifth Grade – Mayan Culture, What are you Willing to Stand Up For?