We’re starting the year remotely, and planning every day for a safe in-person return. And along the way, we’re supporting DREAM families with technology, food distribution, regular check-ins, and more. Learn more.
Elementary School Overview
Elementary scholars receive extensive support with two teachers in every classroom so that scholars at all levels are able to learn and thrive in a positive environment.
A co-teaching model with one general education teacher and one special education teacher in every classroom.
DREAM’s curriculum ensures rigorous instruction that teaches children to think critically and imaginatively. For elementary school, this includes:
- Physical Education
- Social Emotional Learning
DREAM uses an inquiry-based approach to learning to put scholars in the front seat. Scholars find solutions to problems on their own and share their discoveries with the class. By problem solving first, they’re able to gain context on subjects and learn from their own thinking. In our classroom, we want scholars talking more than teachers.
DREAM scholars have outperformed the district, city and state in New York State tests for four years running.
Scholars have access to DREAM’s award-winning REAL Kids after school program.
Meet the Tigers
The Tigers, one of our fourth-grade classes, love to cheer each other on. In a room full of scholars at different learning levels, some kids need more time than others. But that doesn’t slow down the Tigers. When a scholar is struggling with a math problem, there is always a peer or teacher to help them find an answer. And once they do, there are plenty of cheers and smiles to go around because they all know that everyone learns in different ways. When you visit the Tigers, you’ll always get a warm welcome.
Meet our Principal