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Our Programs and Academics

PS 503 believes in giving families options. We are committed to supporting our diverse community of learners with the classrooms and programs that help them achieve their potential.

Classes and Programs

Classrooms for all students​

Every class has 2 or 3 teachers

  • General Education

  • Spanish Dual Language

  • Integrated Co-Teaching ( ICT)

  • English as a Second Language ( ESL)

  • Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)

  • Self Contained​

Spaces to learn, grow, and be healthy

  • Auditorium 

  • Air-conditioned Gymnasium

  • Technology Lab

  • Visual Arts Studio

  • Dance Studio

  • K-2 and 3-5 Science Labs

  • Outdoor Play Space

  • NYU Langone Medical and Dental Services

PS 503 Instructional Program

For more information about PS 503's Literacy and Math curriculums, review our family workshops

Kindergarten Sample Schedule

School day is from 8:00am-2:20pm

  • 8:00 - Arrival

  • 8:10 - Community Circle

  • 8:30 - Math

  • 9:00 - Phonics

  • 9:50 - Writing

  • 10:40 - Shared Reading

  • 11:30 - Lunch & Recess

  • 12:20 - Science

  • 1:10 - Art, Science, Chess, Gym, Dance or Technology

  • 2:10 - Dismissal

English-Spanish Dual Language at PS 503

What is the goal for Dual Language?

The goal of our dual language program is to provide instruction in English and Spanish  that supports students in becoming biliterate, bilingual and bicultural with the long term goal of becoming global citizens

What will the dual language classroom look and sound like?

  • Schedule 

    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays instruction is given in English

    • Thursdays, Fridays instruction will be given in Spanish 

  • Teachers adhere to language of the day

  • Students can express themselves in their language but are encouraged to use the day’s targeted language 

How are students selected for Dual Language? 

  • Families choose DL in their Kindergarten application. 

    • Families outside of our zone are able to choose DL and be accepted into the program

    • Families are oriented on the goals of the program and the partnership and participation with PS 503

Before and After School Programs

Morning Program

Monday-Friday 7:30-7:55am

  • Breakfast in the cafeteria 

  • Play in the gym

​Other Programs

  • After School Special Education and English and a Second Language Services

  • Spring Saturday Academy

After School Clubs

Wednesday or Thursday 2:20pm-4:30pm

  • Chess - Award Winning Sunset Knights

  • Student Council

  • Green Team

Center for Life After School Program

Monday-Friday 2:20pm-5:30pm

  • Homework help

  • Theater

  • Dance

  • Sports

  • Cooking

  • Art