P.S.214 k Wolf Mascot

P.S. 214K The Michael Friedsam School Elementary School

Academics at PS 214K

By using Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, students at PS 214 engage with the English Language Arts in valuable ways. By utilizing this research-based curriculum, students in each class engage in various reading and writing units throughout the school year that allow them to get to know different kinds of texts and genres, how to engage with them, and how to share and extend that knowledge. Each unit of study utilizes a progression of lessons that aligns with grade-specific Common Core Standards and builds upon students' prior knowledge to enable greater success.

Additionally, the TC Reading and Writing program allows for integrated learning where classes can explore topics in Science and Social Studies through the English Language Arts. By providing opportunities to read and write about real topics in various forms, the TC Reading and Writing Program instills in students the ideal that we all "read and write for real reasons.


For Mathematics instruction, all classes use GO Math!, a program fully aligned to the Common Core Standards. GO Math! provides students and teachers with a progression of units and interactive lessons that build understanding across the school year. Through the use of print, digital, and physical manipulatives, students are challenged to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. Students learn to not only work with numbers and solve problems, but also how to describe their thinking, analyze their work, and determine if solutions are reasonable.

Additionally, GO Math! provides resources to meet the individualized needs of every student, including interventions and enrichment. By providing both print and digital resources, students can interact with the GO Math Curriculum in school and at home.

Amplify Science

Elementary School

A new NGSS-designed core curriculum for grades K-5

Bring real-world science concepts to life…

Amplify Science blends digital experiences with hands-on lessons that inspire students to think like scientists and engineers to solve real-world problems. Our effective and engaging curriculum was developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science.

    • Lessons that address 100 percent of the NGSS as well as a significant portion of the CCSS for both ELA and math.
    • Digital simulations that allow students to visualize scientific phenomena like never before.
    • Kits and manipulatives that emphasize the importance of hands-on science in the 21st-century classroom.
    • Age-appropriate student books that expose students to science in the real world.
    • Formative assessments that empower teachers with actionable data and insight into each student’s progress.
    • Embedded supports that equip teachers with strategies to adapt lessons to fit their needs.

Passport to Social Studies Curriculum

The NYCDOE K-8: Passport to Social Studies program is a comprehensive instructional resource that integrates the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework to support strong social studies teaching and learning.

This program challenges students to think like historians and encourages them to raise questions, think critically, consider many perspectives, and gather evidence in support of their interpretations through the practice of chronological processing, decision-making, and historical research and analysis. These real-world skills will serve students well as participating citizens of a democracy.

SPECIAL Programs

Eligible Electives for grades Pre-K to 5

Public School 214K's mission:

Our mission is to educate every child to his and her fullest potential. We provide a comprehensive, standards-driven instructional program designed to address the varied learning styles and ability levels of our students. We strive to build a strong collaborative relationship with parents and guardians as they have an integral part in our students achieving standards of excellence.


PS 214 Instructional Focus: 2018 - 2019

To engage all students in guided reading instruction, specifically strategies to develop and master word meanings, which will expand their reading comprehension and increase literacy achievement school-wide.