School 17

  • Mr. Brian Curtis, Principal

    Grades Pre-K – 5

    School Website - yonkerspublicschools.org/ps17

    745 Midland Avenue • Yonkers, NY 10704 • (914) 376-8345

    • Career Education

  • School Theme

    Career Education

    • Instructional program supports the development of a positive self image, proficiency in basic skills, creativity and problem solving

    • Through career studies, students learn the relevance of their academic subjects to future careers, job characteristics and required skills

    • Infusion of technology integrates students’ links to learning using the Smart Board and programs such as Rosetta Stone and Leap Frog to reinforce skills

    • Extensive use of web-based programs, such as Study Island, Brain Pop, First in Math and Shepherd’s software

    • Cooperative learning, team planning, and team teaching through themes are an integral part of the school culture

    • Literacy activities emphasize written and spoken language and mathematics in a literature-based format across all areas of the curriculum. Common Core Learning Standards are supported in ELA/Math through the use of Journeys Reading Program and Envisions Math.

    • All students participate in College Is in My Future activities to encourage student success and self motivation to attend college

    • Extended Learning Time for all students everyday

     

  • The Partners

    This school works closely with:

    • Boy/Girl Scouts

    • Yonkers Fire Department

    • Hudson River Museum of Westchester

    • JCY-Westchester Community Partners

    • Youth Theater Interactive (Y.T.I.)

    • ArtsWestchester