Here at the Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Mixed Media Arts, we place an emphasis on providing Project-Based Learning opportunities for our students in all modern forms of communication. We believe in providing students with an appreciation of a wide variety of artistic experiences in order to develop the whole child.
Making use of Communication and various forms of Media, as well as Fine and Performance Arts, we infuse all of the strands of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics- into our students' school day. Please read below to learn about many of our exciting Magnet opportunities!
Spanish Dual Language
Students in grades Kindergarten through Fourth have the opportunity to join our Spanish Dual Language Program. Our teachers in this program are fluent in both English and Spanish and spend half the day teaching in each language. Students do not need to have any prior experience with the Spanish language to succeed in this program as their young brains are able to understand new languages quickly and easily!
Rosie's Theater Kids
Fourth Graders participate in interactive artistic workshops to develop performing arts skills. A team of dedicated teachers and performers work with our students to give them in-depth exposure to the theatrical arts in the heart of the city where Broadway was born!
Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students. Harmony fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to develop healthy identities, create meaningful relationships, and engage productively by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.
Little Flower Yoga
Innovative yoga programs for the entire school community that build resilience, improve emotional balance, teach social and emotional learning skills and help our students navigate distractions.
The BRIC Education team works closely with school administration and classroom teachers to effectively integrate art and media into the core curriculum. Each residency is uniquely designed to meet student needs and learning objectives through:
- Painting & Drawing
Early Morning Readers
New York Cares Volunteers support third grade and ELL students with their reading and comprehension skills in our Early Morning Readers program. The program is comprised of weekly, hour long sessions where students have the opportunity to work one on one with a volunteer focused on helping them achieve their individual reading goals. At the end of the year, students and volunteers celebrate their accomplishments with a party!
Family Health Challenge
Second graders participate in an eight-week community-based overweight and obesity prevention program, where doctors lead lessons in the classroom to introduce healthy behaviors each week.
NYU Lutheran Dental
Our on-site dental clinic provides full services to all students throughout the school day. Students can make an appointment and visit our dentist free of charge for check ups, cleanings and orthodontist referrals.
On-site Vision screenings are offered to students, family, and staff twice a year and children can receive free glasses.
Weekly health and nutrition education workshops on food preparation are provided for students and parents.