About Us

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.  

   

Curriculum

Literacy:

We combine several research-based complementary programs that use rich content to  build the decoding and comprehension skills needed for competent reading. 

Mathematics:

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 N Y S Standards.  Literacy is incorporated to help students ground reading, writing, and discussion in evidence from text.

Movement and The Arts:

Classes are programmed to receive at least one of the following: Vocal, Strings, Band, Dance, Visual Arts, Move To Improve, Health, and Physical Education.  

Bilingual Education:

All students, including Kindergarten, 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, and access from home to many  educational programs and websites.

Partners:

N. Y. States Regents:

Accelerated Courses are provided. Eighth graders are prepared with Accelerated Courses in H.S. English, Integrated Algebra, Living Environment, Earth Science, as well as the Spanish and French. Preparing them for High School Regents Exams.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) :

A School-Wide 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.

Girl Scouts of America:

Provides an extended day program for girls in grades K-6.