P.S. 87 is one of eight magnet schools in Manhattan’s District 3 with a special curriculum created around the theme “One Family Under the Sun.” Students are encouraged to interact with their local community in person, on paper and through technology. In addition, they experience the benefits of partnerships with many New York City organizations to help them develop a sense of their individual roles in the community. Students enjoy being in classrooms where they have an opportunity to work with experienced professional teachers who introduce them to project-based learning.


The teachers at P.S. 87 know their students well, and are able to keep the whole child in mind. Students are not just learners, but encouraged to be lovers of learning. The parents at P.S. 87 are very active and welcome all opportunities to be partners in their child’s educational experience. This is a community that represents a partnership of parents, teachers and learners.

Special Programs

PS87 Afterschool - Fall:


  • Imagination Station Films (K-1)
  • MacKids: Explore (Computer/iPad; K-1)
  • YogaKids (K-2)
  • Circus Gymnastics (K-1)
  • Masters of Invention (Lego/Kapla Builders)
  • Book It!
  • CAP's Rainbow...

We believe that integrating technology into all aspects of teaching, learning and communication enhances learning experiences and promotes a stimulating, high interest learning environment that engages and excites students. As P.S. 87 prepares globally minded citizens for the 21st century we...

Dual Language Program

Our Dual Language Program is not just designed for English Language Learners, but for native English speakers as well. This program successfully educates students belonging to each of these groups through a curriculum designed to foster an appreciation for one's own culture and the culture of...