Social Studies

Our Social Studies learning begins in Pre-K with a study on families and how they are both similar and unique. Children also make friends and learn how to be responsible members of a community. This starts with their classroom community and in Kindergarten, extends to their broader school and their local community. First graders then embark on a project-based exploration of New York City, learning about the boroughs, as well as famous architecture and landmarks. In Second Grade, students explore immigration, visit various ethnic neighborhoods, and research their own ancestry. Third graders then take part in an in-depth study of the Native Americans.

By the time students are in Fourth Grade, the social studies program seeks to help them become critical thinkers in an ever-changing world. Through work with thoughtfully chosen texts, as well as hands-on activities, children develop an understanding of the way that geography, cultural beliefs, and technological advancements shape history.