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Ages 2-4

LOWER SCHOOL

Parkway School offers pre-school programs for children ages 2 to 4. Our programs are designed to expose these young minds to the basics skills that they will need to give them a head start when they enter Kindergarten. All programs include instruction in Language Arts, Math, and Science.
Students leave our pre-school programs having mastered the alphabet and numbers. They apply these in developing their reading, writing, and math skills. Through active participation in various in and out of class activities students also develop their motor skills as well as their social and interpersonal skills.

Focus on Language Arts and Reading Focus on Motor Skills 
Basic reading skills:
-Coloring Painting Pasting 
-Letter and word recognition Drawing Tracing
-Phonics Cutting (with safety scissors)
-Word association

Focus on Mathematics
-Basic number skills
-Number recognition
-Basic numeric operations:
-Counting Addition Subtraction

Kindergarten - 5th

MIDDLE SCHOOL

LANGUAGE ARTS
The Language Arts curriculum at the Parkway School uses a variety of approaches to ensure that children acquire proficiency in reading and writing, as they develop a love of literature and learn self-expression skills through the written word. Each student is encouraged to develop confidence both as a reader and as an author, capable of communicating information and creative ideas. Students are introduced to a wide variety of literary genres, including literature representing diverse cultures.

MATHEMATICS
The primary goals of the Mathematics curriculum are to enable students to master mathematic concepts and to develop skills in the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Another equally important goal is to help students learn to think mathematically. Additionally, being able to solve equations quickly and accurately requires students to know how to make use of these skills in problem solving. Mastery of the math curriculum prepares students for mathematical problems encountered in realistic situations.

SOCIAL STUDIES
The Social Studies curriculum is premised on a progression of awareness and understanding that gradually expands a child’s view of self and the world. At the kindergarten level, children explore the concepts of self, family, and their neighborhoods. The first grade class studies workers in the community. New York City (its geography, landmarks, and ethnic groups) is the topic for the second graders. Third grade learns about Native Americans and New Amsterdam. While fourth graders engage in a comparative study of two cultures and geographic regions

SCIENCE
The Science program is based on children’s natural curiosity about their world, and their need to explore, ask questions, and search for answers.The primary goal of the curriculum is to help students learn to think scientifically. Topics covered at each grade level help students develop a solid core of scientific knowledge. Science studies are often integrated with Social Studies topics. Instructional materials include appropriate reading materials, film, visual aids, microscopes, and animals for life cycle studies.
Field trips are an important part of the curriculum. The resources of the city such as the aquarium, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Bronx Zoo, and Prospect Park are used to enhance and enrich the curriculum.

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Grades 6-8

UPPER SCHOOL

ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
The goal of the middle school curriculum is to encourage it’s students to acquire a love for reading and writing as well as to introduce and reinforce the skills students need in order to read critically and express their thoughts effectively. Through appropriate and enjoyable reading selections, students are led to the point where they are ready for the language and content of adult literature. Independent reading is stressed and reading reports are required.

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics in the middle school builds on the fundamentals learned in the lower grades and introduces new concepts in math exploration. Sixth grade students study sets, word problems, exponential notation, integers, decimals, ratios, proportions, and basic geometry and statistical operations. The seventh and eighth grades follow the regents Mathematics Course I curriculum.

SCIENCE
The Science curriculum in the middle school builds on the program of the lower school and middle school. In addition to the experiences in the lower grades, students in the upper school also make use of the science laboratory for experiments and the development of lab skills.

SOCIAL STUDIES
The Social Studies curriculum in the upper school focuses on the history of the United States with an introduction to the history of Western Civilization. Grade 6 students move outside the United States and focus on our world and the cultures of Europe that influenced our country’s growth. Grades 7 and 8 focus on the US government, and they start with its structure and the Constitution.