The IB Primary Years Program (PYP), is the first ever curriculum framework for international primary schools, designed for students ages three to ten (grades preschool through five). Through both a unique curriculum approach and unique teaching methods it develops the intellectual, emotional and physical potential of each child.
Dual Language Immersion
At Pine Street School, students have two teachers in the classroom, each working in English or Spanish/Mandarin in small groups, all day long. Academic content is taught and assessed in two languages over an extended period of time. Due to small group teaching and individualized learning plans, the rate of fluency is higher than a standard language immersion program.
School Visits & Admissions
We are proud to welcome families from every walk of life, across New York and worldwide. There are more than 30 countries represented among our students and dozens of languages spoken. Families come from as near as Tribeca, SoHo, Chelsea, Williamsburg, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, and from as far as the Upper West Side, Harlem and Jersey City!
In Kindergarten, we emphasize academic, social, emotional, physical and cultural growth through a foundation of international study and citizenship. Our learners become internationally-educated citizens through a focus on the development of positive attitudes towards self, towards people, towards the environment and towards learning.
The Elementary curriculum offers a technology-enabled, project-based problem-solving setting that nurtures passion with a purpose. Our program focuses on guided inquiry, collaboration and communication as approaches, providing an environment that fosters the development of problem solving and critical thinking as well as subject competencies.
Preparing students to lead and to be caring, contributing members of our global society makes up a large part of our mission in the Middle School. An emphasis on STEM, Spanish language fluency, student-led inquiry, sustainability, and utilizing New York City and its resources, plus introducing international travel, are integral parts of our yearly curriculum.