It is our mission to support the individual development of all PS1 students inside and outside of the classroom and to provide resources to assist our students to become motivated, engaged, independent, and confident learners. At PS1, we value and respect the diversity of our students and embrace our differences. As we do not test for admission, our student body represents a range of learning styles. We are dedicated to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students, utilizing all of the resources at our disposal within our collaborative, inquiry-based curriculum.
Our Learning Support Team provides a network of support for children, teachers, and parents. The LEARN team includes the Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, the Child Development Specialist, the Learning Specialist, and the Program Administrator.
As a team, these professionals work together to support teachers in maintaining the social and emotional well-being of all students, explore factors that may be interfering with a child’s learning success at school, and to develop strategies to meet the needs of students who may be facing academic challenges.
In addition to student support services, PS1 also holds frequent Parent Education events for parents to learn from others, ask questions, and engage in open dialogue. Recent topics led by our Child Development Specialist or Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning have included: Your Emerging Adolescent, Sibling Rivalry, Cognitive Guided Instruction for Mathematics, and Social Development and Friendships. Evening events have included panel discussions (led by experts in the fields) on Gender Identity, Gratitude, and Children and Digital Media, and lectures by renowned authors Michael Thompson, Lori Getz, Regina Pally, Yalda Uhls, Richard Louv, and Madeline Levine. PS1 is also a member of Common Sense Media, which provides resources and hosts events for parents around the Los Angeles area focused on digital citizenship.