Programs

About Us

PS 204 is a District 9, zoned elementary school, located in Morris Heights. Students in Pre-K through fifth grade, who live within the designated zone, attend our school. To find your zoned school, PRESS HERE. A D75 school, P723, is also housed in our building. Students from that program are integrated into programs and classes within our school, as well.

Curriuculum Information

Students participate in units of study aligned to the Common Core learning standards. Each grade participates in a reading, writing, and math curriculum. Students also participate in Science and Social Studies via a cluster program- where teacher’s push into the classroom to present a variety of topics related to grade level standards.

Assessment information

Students in grades K-5 participate in a variety of informal and formal assessments throughout the school year. These assessments are used to measure your child’s growth through the school year. PS 204 uses the TC Running Record to measure a students reading level. Our school also participates in the iReady Online Learning Program, where students partake in lessons, which tracks their growth through the standards. Teachers track growth from the beginning of a unit to the end of a unit.

CLUSTER AREA PROGRAMS

Students participate in a variety of cluster subjects that they attend with their class weekly. These cluster subjects include:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Library
  • MyOn Reading

Homework

Students in grades K-5 receive homework daily.  Homework is to be completed at home and returned to the class the day after it was assigned. Homework should be completed neatly and legibly.  Homework should demonstrate that it was completed with care, accuracy and pride.  Homework should be completed to the best of each student’s ability.

HOMEWORK TIME ALLOTMENTS

Grade Homework (Minimum) Written Reading
Kindergarten 10 minutes 10-20 minutes
Grade 1 20 minutes 15-20 minutes
Grade 2 25 minutes 20-25 minutes
Grade 3 30 minutes 30-40 minutes
Grade 4 35 minutes 45-50 minutes
Grade 5 40 minutes 55-60 minutes
Parents/guardians should offer supportive guidance or feedback as needed.  Homework should be completed by the student.  Our teachers are committed to ensuring that every child’s homework is worthwhile and reinforces skills learned in class.