The Anderson School (PS334) is a unique and exciting K-8 New York City public school designed to meet the special needs of children with superior intellectual potential. Our philosophical commitment is to the whole child: balancing social, emotional and educational development. We strive to meet the particular needs of these children by placing equal importance on emotional intelligence and academics. Students are educated in a stimulating environment where they can become both producers and consumers of knowledge. The Anderson School seeks to reflect the ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic diversity of New York City.
Using a judicious combination of accelerated and enriched instruction, our curriculum builds from fundamentals to promote a hands-on, in-depth discovery approach to learning. Children work both independently and in groups on projects and assignments that stimulate logical reasoning and imagination. Talented educators address the needs of intellectually gifted children by designing dynamic and nurturing lessons and activities.
Creative problem solving, divergent thinking, research, and self-evaluation are emphasized in each classroom, in tandem with more traditional skills. At the same time, our children are assisted in developing essential social skills, including sensitivity to and respect for others, effective communication, and self-esteem. We hope and expect that our children will acquire an understanding of their responsibilities as members of society along with a lifelong love of learning.
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