New French Dual-Language Program at Charles Dewey Middle School (MS136) in Brooklyn

Charles O. Dewey (M.S. 136), a middle school located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is opening a French Dual Language program this September 2019. Dewey is a school committed to Dual Language learning and believes strongly in promoting equal status and opportunities to connect across languages and cultural backgrounds. The school is currently in its third year of its Spanish Dual Language and excited about introducing a French Dual Language program to the community. In its first year, Dewey’s French Dual Language program will provide its students with 16 periods of French instruction per week in the subject areas of Social Studies, Science and Native Language Arts.

Beyond providing students with the opportunity to become biliterate and bicultural, Dewey also provides its students with the opportunity to showcase their multimedia artwork and student-created performances throughout the school year. Dewey currently has partnerships with NurtureArt, Aperture, Residency Unlimited, NYSSAA, Groundswell, Leader in Me Foundation, the Pulitzer Center, DiverCity Lens and our in-house CBO Center for Family Life. Through these collaborations, students have participated in art internships around mural execution and curating, art seminars, and workshops that connect them to artists in their community. Academic opportunities as well as opportunities for creativity are limitless through a wide range of extracurricular activities and project-based learning in all content areas.

For more information, contact Amanda Bueno, Dewey's new school leader at: abueno3@schools.nyc.gov

School website: http://ms136brooklyn.com/

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