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The following organizations contribute greatly to the academic and social success we desire from every member of our community:


Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Carlina Rivera, we are able to provide free after-school art programming to our 116ers!

Cool Culture

This is a new partnership for P.S. 116 (starting Fall 2022)! Stay tuned for more details...


Dancing Classrooms

This program cultivates essential life skills in 5th graders through the joyful art and practice of social dance!

Chess with Impact Coaching Network

All K-2 students receive chess classes during the school day to build critical strategic and analytical skills. Many of our students then join our after-school chess club!

Jazz for Young People: Let Freedom Swing

This special program through Jazz at Lincoln Center brings the history of jazz to our 3rd and 4th graders through classroom curriculum and live performances across the school year. Participating students learn about: Jazz & Democracy; Jazz & the Great Migration; and Jazz & Civil Rights.

The Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services

Family and individual student counseling services are provided by an on-site licensed social worker from The Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services at P.S. 116.   

National Dance Institute

NDI uses dance and music to instill in our 2nd-4th graders a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best.


NYU America Reads

America Reads, a national campaign that was initiated in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently. NYU's America Reads program places dedicated NYU undergraduate and graduate students in our classrooms to provide academic assistance to students, at no cost to our school. 

Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

P.S. 116's long-standing collaboration with the TCRWP has successfully helped produce planful, reflective writers, and critical readers. 

The Horticultural Society of New York

Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Keith Powers, "The Hort" provides free after-school lessons to our students. They are learning about plants and helping to enhance our school yard gardens!

Trees New York

Thanks to this partnership, third graders are becoming tree stewards for the trees planted on East 32nd & East 33rd Streets. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to care for trees.


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