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Curriculum Enrichment

Gillen Brewer School enriches its curriculum throughout the year by integrating outside programs and professionals into daily lessons and activities. Below are some of the programs that we provide each year.

Asphalt Green Sports Program

Asphalt Green is conveniently located two blocks away from The Gillen Brewer School. Each year our students are provided with different sports activities including Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Martial Arts, Yoga, Floor Hockey, and Baseball.

Rockin’ Readers

The Rockin' Readers Committee encourages and celebrates reading. Gillen Brewer students record their reading minutes in a reading log, and tally their progress every month. As milestones are reached, students receive certificates and participate in fun celebrations.

Pet Partners

Pet Partners advocates the human-animal bond; a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship that positively influences the health and well-being of both.

The Art Farm in the City

The Art Farm in the City offers our students the unique opportunity to meet and interact with animals from bearded dragons to chinchillas and chickens! Their philosophy encourages a childhood relationship with the natural world while engaging children in care and compassion of all living creatures.

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey visits our school each year to provide our 7-10 year old students with a dance and movement program.

Chess Class

A Chess Master visits our school to teach students the game of chess. Once they learn the basics, students can be found playing the game with classmates during lunch and choice time.

Field Trips

Our students participate in frequent field trips throughout NYC to explore all of the amazing resources it has to offer!