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Overview

  • Our Mission
Our mission is to engage students in activities that will motivate and prepare them to meet the standards of excellence in all core disciplines. Each of our three small learning communities will provide an environment that nurtures critical thinking using inquiry-based instructional methods, interdisciplinary thematic projects and student-centered activities. Through a collaboration of staff, community, private enterprise, and service learning, we will connect students with higher education and career goals. The mantra of our mission is "At Dreyfus we learn, grow, and succeed together."
  • Our Vision
Berta A Dreyfus is a diverse, collaborative school community dedicated to achieving high standards of academic excellence and providing a nurturing environment dedicated to achieving high standards of academic excellence and providing a nurturing environment for all students. We strive to develop independent, creative and critical thinking students. Our learning communities, or academies, will share a responsibility for the development of the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students. Our rigorous standard-driven curriculum will prepare and motivate students to meet the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and become lifelong learners.
  • Special Programs
The following programs are available at Berta A. Dreyfus I.S. 49:

Honors classes, peer tutoring, accelerated classes, collarorative team teaching, the Cranial Crunch Team, ARISTA Honor Society, Math Investigations Team, Project Create, CoNect program, and the Robotics Team.
  • Extracurricular Activities
The Beacon Program offers extensive extracurricular activities daily and on Saturdays. 

Students are able to participate in our "Adopt a Grandparent" program.

CHAMPS meets daily before school.
  • Our Community
We have partnerships with City University of NY, NY Junior Tennis League, Staten Island AIDS Task Force, Project Hospitality; NYPD S.I. Housing Unit activities - "Kids-Cops-Faculty Basketball Games." Gear-Up Grant with the College of S.I.
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