P.S. 189 The Bilingual Center is a Kindergarten to 8th grade school that offers a rigorous curriculum to foster college preparation, bilingualism, and leadership skills for all students.
The Bilingual Center's classrooms feature diverse learning programs that include foreign languages--Spanish, Haitian-Creole, French and Latin, an engaging academic curriculum, a robust arts program, and computer skills.
Our teachers are skilled and dedicated to their student's and their own growth. They have a deep sense of community with many either enrolling their own children in the school or recommending the school to relatives and neighbors.
At Public School 189, The Bilingual Center, we are committed to develop students who achieve the highest educational standards; students who are fluent in two languages; problem solvers; critical thinkers; and students who will be active participants in the life of their family, their community, their city, their state, their country and the greater society, the world.
We combine several research-based complementary programs that use rich content to build the decoding and comprehension skills needed for competent reading.
Our mathematics program emphasizes critical thinking and depth of understanding to ensure the success of all students.
Science and Social Studies:
Instruction is based on the NYS Standards. Literacy is incorporated to help students ground reading, writing, and discussion in evidence from text.
Movement and Arts:
Classes are programmed to receive at least one of the following: vocal, strings, band, dance or physical education.
All students, including our kindergarteners, receive second language instruction in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, or French. Latin is offered to all fifth and sixth graders
Technology: a computer lab, laptop computers in classrooms, access from home to educational programs.
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) - a schoolwide College Preparation program
Leader In Me - a student Leadership program using the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
HAUP (Haitian American United for Progress) - provides extended day programs for students in grades 6-8
Brooklyn Children Museum - Provides extended day programs for students in grades K-5
Boy Scouts of America - provides an extended day program for boys in grades K-6