ABOUT US

Proudly nestled in the Northeast Bronx among well-maintained one and two-family homes, the P.S. 87 family reflects the hopes and dreams of its immigrant community. Bordered by Mt. Vernon on the north and Yonkers on the west, P. S. 87 blends the calm of the suburbs with the excitement of the city, with all of New York City's cultural riches a bus ride away.

Our Mission Statement:

P.S. 87X provides a nurturing, safe, inclusive and supportive environment in which students are provided opportunities for experiential learning. Always imagining the possibilities, P.S. 87X commits to maintaining high expectations for all learners and acknowledging the diversity among its families.

Our Vision Statement:

P.S. 87X imagines the possibilities, as it strives to develop confident critical thinkers who are equipped with literacy, mathematics, technology and social skills for future academic success and a desire to become lifelong learners.

Our Values

(Beliefs About How Children Learn Best):

Our children learn best when:

  • they are provided opportunities to think critically and be creative.

  • they are provided with differentiated instruction and are cognitively engaged.

  • they apply and transfer knowledge across content areas and real-life experiences.

  • they use individual performance data to set goals.

  • they are provided with a safe and supportive environment that encourages risk-taking.

Our Community:

Public School 87X is nestled in the Northeast Bronx among well-maintained one- and two-family homes. The school is bordered by Mt. Vernon on the north and Yonkers on the west, blending the calm of the suburbs with the excitement of the city, with all of New York City's cultural riches a bus ride away.

We are a vibrant community of first and second-generation immigrants eager to grasp all that this new home offers. The majority of our families hail from the English Speaking Caribbean. Also represented are families from other countries within Central America, South America, and Africa.

Our Philosophy:

The administration and faculty of P. S. 87X devote energies and resources to provide students with a quality education utilizing best practices, common core aligned curricula, as well as scientifically proven programs and methods. Our goal is to prepare our students to meet the challenges of a world that is constantly changing. Our expectation is a classroom where all students achieve high academic standards based on targeted, differentiated instruction. We offer technology, inquiry science labs, and music- where students learn to play a variety of instruments such as the violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Academics:

P.S. 87 implements a Common Core, aligned curriculum in English Language Arts and Mathematics using the EL Education English Language Arts and EnVision curricula. Our schedule provides weekly common planning time for teacher teams to meet to collaborate, share best practices, review student data and discuss ways to improve our instructional program. We provide academic interventions during the school day and after school to support students in need. Our ELA and math curricula are supported by our Social Studies (Passport to Social Studies) and Science (Amplify Science) curricula. All classrooms are equipped with SMART boards, which facilitate the delivery of interdisciplinary lessons. We have also assigned students laptops to use in the classroom to facilitate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

Enrichment:

The school has partnered with Education through Music, Studio in A School in the past, as well as offered a Mandarin class to offer our students opportunities to grow outside of the traditional classroom setting. We are currently going through a building expansion and hope to resume these and many other programs in the near future. We are currently working on providing clubs and activities after school on Fridays and have recently elected our first Student Government Association cabinet.


The DOE is committed to creating and supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. We believe all students benefit from diverse and inclusive schools and classrooms. We strive to welcome and support all students, families, and school staff.



P.S. 87 Schedule

Morning Arrival is at 7:45 a.m. School begins promptly at 8:10 a.m.

Arrival

Kindergarten: Main Entrance on Bussing AvenueGrade 1: Exit 5 - Door closest to Bussing & Grace AvenuesGrade 2: Exit 5 - Door closest to Bussing & Grace AvenuesGrade 3: Exit 7 - Side door on Edson AvenueGrade 4: Exit 7- Side door on Edson AvenueGrade 5: Main Entrance on Bussing Avenue

Dismissal

Kindergarten: 2:25 p.m. Main Entrance on Bussing AvenueGrade 1: 2:25 p.m. - Exit 5 - Door closest to Bussing & Grace AvenuesGrade 2: 2:30 p.m. - Exit 5 Door closest to Bussing & Grace AvenuesGrade 3: 2:25 p.m. - Exit 7 - Side door on Edson AvenueGrade 4: 2:30 p.m. -Side door on Edson AvenueGrade 5: 2:30 p.m. - Exit 7 -Side door on Edson Avenue

NYC Schools Account

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Contact our parent coordinator - Susan Garcia for further assistance or any additional information you may need for your child at 347-563-4963.

Food Form for Remote Students

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DOE IPADs

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DOE COVID & Health Screening

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Free Child Care Options

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