At 138th Street School we strive to bring out our BEST in all we do. While our BEST acronym guides us within our positive behavior reinforcement system (B-be responsible, E-effort all the way, S-safety first, T-treat all with respect), it also stands for something more. As 21st century learners, we know that 'to be our best' involves being engaged and reflective citizens of the world. Our students, teachers, and staff are all committed to putting their BEST foot forward and are eager to jump into learning with an open and curious mind. We see a culture of continuous improvement in all aspects of school life at 138th St. School. Students are learning to be flexible in their thinking, valuing mistakes as learning opportunities, and using one another as resources to enhance their learning.
At 138th St. School we provide each student with a well-rounded, quality education. We challenge our students to master the Common Core standards with a a rigorous, age appropriate curriculum. Our caring, highly-qualified staff are committed to our students, and strive to create partnerships with our parents and community. The positive effects of these partnerships are evident through the activities sponsored by our supportive PTA and Wiseburn Education Foundation (WEF). With parents and teachers working together as a team towards common goals, we are able to provide each student with a safe, positive learning environment where they can succeed.
Being our BEST is a continuous process that involves compassion, collaboration, creativity, and community. At 138th St. School we strive to reach those goals each and every day.