Students have opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of residencies and partnerships. Some examples include:

Hall of Science

 Collage of students examining specimens with magnifying glasses 

Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 participate in the New York Hall of Science residency. NYHS’s mission is to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers, and active citizens through and approach they call Design Make Play. For 6-8 weeks students focus on hands on science exploration in physics and biology.

Dancing Classrooms

 Two students dancing together outdoors 

Students in grade 4 participate in Dancing Classrooms. This 10 week residency culminates in a performance showcase and focuses on teamwork and self-discipline though a variety of ballroom dances. Styles include the Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Tango, Waltz and Swing as well as the Merengue, Rumba, Samba and Salsa. Dancing Classroom’s mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the art of social dance. P.S. 115 was featured in the Film Mad Hot Ballroom as the winner of the city-wide competition.

Story Pirates

 Story Pirates Residency: Students listen to teacher speak 

Students in grades K-2 participate in the Story Pirates residency. After a kick-off show, the Pirates visit the students for 7 weeks to help them develop their own stories. The residency culminates in a student work being performed by the Story Pirates! The mission of the Story Pirates is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people and to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression.

Ajna Dance

 Students pose with four dancers on stage 

Students in grade 3 participate in the Ajna Dance residency. Students get an in-depth experience of Indian dance and culture. Besides learning a piece of Bollywood choreography, students learn in detail about the historical and cultural context of what they are learning.

Past Residencies

Here are some examples of residencies that have visited us in the recent past:

Morgan Library Book Project

 Two students painting in their workbooks 

Students in grade 5 participate in the Morgan Library Book Project. This project introduces students to the art of creating a handmade book. Students are shown every step of the creative writing process from the writing to the illustration and binding of the books.