Category: Beyond the Classroom

Learn to Swim This Summer

NYC residents of all ages can sign up for FREE swimming lessons at the City’s outdoor pools this summer. Registration begins June 11.

Have Plans for Anniversary Day?

With NYC schools closed to students on June 7, City teachers will have the opportunity to participate in professional learning throughout the day. If you are an NYC teacher, consider registering for any of the events taking place on June 7!

Ferry Good Names

For the second straight year, NYC’s second graders got the chance to help NYC Ferry name its newest vessels. Check out photos from our winners’ celebratory ferry rides, and learn which names made this year’s cut!

Learn to Ride a Bike This Summer

Children, ages 5 and up, can take FREE group classes in NYC Parks that will get them riding independently in no time. Register TODAY!

Pressing Questions

Chancellor Carranza hosted his first-ever reporter roundtable/Q&A event at DOE headquarters for student journalists from over 40 NYC high schools.

NYC Teachers Honored on “The Tonight Show”

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” invited 200 NYC teachers for a special teacher-centric episode!

Participate in NYC’s Zero Waste School Awards!

Now in its second year, the Zero Waste School Awards provides students and teachers with opportunities to earn prizes for their school’s recycling and sustainability efforts. Apply by May 11!

Murrow H.S. to Nation: “Check”

Fresh off of winning this year’s City and State chess titles, Brooklyn’s Edward R. Murrow High School is ready to compete for their ninth national title at the 2018 National High School Chess Championship.

Add STEM to Your Summer Plans

NYC’s K–12 public school students can participate in FREE science and STEM-based camps, internships, and college credit-bearing courses this summer. Apply by April 6!

Spend Your Summer in the City

NYC families with students in grades K–12 can apply for placement into Summer in the City programs that will run from July 5–August 15.