Franklin D. Roosevelt PS/MS 34 seeks to provide students with a learning environment that prioritizes grade level, cross-curricular learning experiences in partnership with renowned art organizations, that strengthen students’ content knowledge, academic skills, and artistic abilities, through a student-centered, creative process.
Using an art integration approach to teaching and learning, students will develop a love of learning by making deeper connections to academic content while strengthening their attainment of grade level standards and skills, creating critical and creative thinkers who are prepared for the demands of higher education and beyond.
Franklin D. Roosevelt PS/MS 34 has developed a new vision for our school community that centers on art integration. We believe in the power the arts offers to students in making deeper connections to grade level academic content, skills, and understanding. As such, we have partnered with renowned art organizations such as Alvin Ailey, Carnegie Hall, and the NY Historical Society in developing units of study that allow students to construct and demonstrate academic understanding through an art form by engaging in a creative process which connects the art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.