P.S. Arts’ programs are rooted in the viewpoint that learning is a hands-on, constructive process driven by students’ prior knowledge, and natural curiosity. P.S. Arts Teaching Artists tailor arts activities to encourage learning through inquiry, experimentation, and collaboration, and focus on global mindedness, and innovation. P.S. Arts programs also emphasize the role of empathy, caring, and authenticity in effective teaching practice. Finally, P.S. ARTS programs recognize the key role of community and intergenerational engagement in building and maintaining healthy, high-performing schools.
During the 2017-2018 school year, curriculum is focused around Maya Angelou’s poem “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.”