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Our Academics

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The HMH Into Reading Curriculum is based on research in the essential elements of literacy. Students are supported in building automaticity and fluency with a bank of texts they can read independently. Students have online practice to reinforce foundational reading skills and vocabulary learned during whole-group lessons. Students also benefit from culturally relevant and diverse texts that have been rigorously reviewed to ensure their quality.

Teachers help students master foundational skills through an evidence-based scope and sequence.

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Components of the program include:

-Foundational Skills (Grades K-3)



-Shared Reading (skills based)




We are proud to partner with the Arthur Miller Foundation, bringing a Theater Residency Program to our school.  Students learn to develop an appreciation for theater through building competency of ensemble performance and collaboration through story-telling and musical theater. Together with our Theater teacher, a teaching fellow from the Foundation assists students during class as they prepare for a culminating performance. 


Developing Global Citizens

Teachers plan around three essential questions for the year, which set high standards and develop critical thinking skills around topics such as developing empathy toward others and deepening the understanding of world communities to become better global citizens. We also study testing as a genre and pull resources from Engage NY to support the development of test taking skills and strategies in our curriculum. Civic learning and nurturing global citizens is at the forefront of education at PS 748, The Brooklyn School for Global Scholars. Each year, every grade is expected to perform at least one community outreach initiative. We have established relationships with Reaching Out Community Services, a neighborhood food pantry, where we host several food drives a year. We host a coat and gift giving drive in partnership with the CAMBA women and children's shelter. Our largest civic learning project is with Relay for Life where we come together as a school community, which is launched at our dance festival fundraiser and culminates at a borough-wide celebration to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Physical Education

All students benefit from our licensed Physical Education instructor who services students in our Fitness Center. The Fitness Center was secured through a grant through School Facilities because our school building did not have a gymnasium. Staff members at PS 748 understand the value of movement and physical education and implement exercises into daily instruction using "Move to Improve" and Students are instructed in health and nutrition by both their classroom teachers and the Physical Education Teacher. 

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Envisions Mathematics is grounded in problem-based and visual learning to create fun and engaging environments that invite inquiry and discovery. It includes hands-on problem-based activities to promote deep understanding of concepts. Lessons start with problem-based learning, where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions.This is followed by visual learning to solidifying the underlying math concepts. Envision's 3-Act Math, Let's Investigate, and Pick a Project components connect mathematical thinking to familiar real world scenarios so students stay engaged. 



Amplify Science is a science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

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Arts Education

PS 748 believes that children learn best when explicit connections are made between content area instruction and the arts. Our Visual Arts Teacher supports our curriculum by providing Arts instruction that is connected to the content.

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