Technology has been integrated into our curricula to enhance students' experience, here at P.S. 53X. Our aim is to prepare our students to meet the demands of the 21st century. Each room is equipped with a smartboard. In tandem, there are several laptop carts made available on each floor for individual class usage. We also have a technology lab, where students are able to further explore, research and build their repertoire of technological skills.
Our students receive standards-based instruction in the various content areas - English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music, Technology and Physical Education. Our teachers work collaboratively to design rigorous units of studies in order to stimulate our students' interests and to develop their critical and analytical skills.
The following partnerships have been established to enhance the educational experiences of our students and develop well-rounded individuals: Boy Scouts of America, City Harvest, Music and the Brain, and Wellness in the Schools (WITS).
We offer various extracurricular and enrichment activities to our students through extended day programs such as:
- After School Enrichment Academy
- Early Morning ELL Academy
- Saturday Academy
- Young Ladies' Foundation
Field Trip Experiences
Our students' academic experiences are further enhanced through fieldtrips to the theatre, museum, and other essential exposures, including:
- Marionnette Theater
- Lincoln Center
- Medieval Times
- Hall of Science Museum
- Belvedere Castle
- Bronx Botanical Garden
- GreenAcres Farm
- Stone Barn Farm
We currently have a science laboratory located in our school, where classes get to conduct experiments. Likewise, through the partnerships with City Harvest and Wellness in the Schools, our students are able to participate in cooking classes. Through the cooking classes, students learn about nutrition and preparing healthy meals. There is a parent component as well, in which parents have an opportunity to participate in the cooking classes alongside their children.