Students are the leaders, advocates, innovators and problem-solvers of our global community.
To transform the lives of all children through learning experiences that integrate real-world problem-solving in a welcoming school that partners with the community and families to prepare students for a productive future.
The P.S.132M Community
Our priority is to know all students well in order to customize instruction to meet their needs. All students receive individualized small group instruction daily in literacy and mathematics. Our curriculum offers both digital and non-digital access to all students, allowing them to engage in whole group teacher-led instruction as well as self-paced learning. Science, social studies, art, physical education, and music are connected to current units of study across grade levels and infuse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
From Our Principal
“I’m not just the principal here at PS 132. I was also a student and a teacher as well. This is not just a career – this is a deep level of personal commitment to transform the lives of students that sit in the same classroom as I once did.”
– Wendy Poveda
Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities
First day of school for students
Yom Kippur, schools closed
Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, schools closed
Election Day, fully remote, asynchronous instructional day
Evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools.
Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.
Facilities and Organizations
The Juan Pablo Duarte Cares initiative is our equity centered approach to meet the needs of the whole child. We work closely with families and leverage community partnerships to ensure that students and families feel welcomed, nurtured, and respected so that they can reach their full potential as learners.
Student Kept Garden
Students learn successful gardening techniques and science in action while tending to the garden on the JPD complex.
Our school has an art studio with classes that teaches students to concentrate on the elements of art , which research has linked to support brain development.
P.S. 132M has a mindfulness room. We use this space to teach our students practices like breathing or meditation to help them manage their emotions, reduce stress and anxiety, and refocus their energy in a positive way.
We have a full time nurse and medical suite onsite for our students.
Students have access to our gymnasium for physical exercise.