We, at M.S.137 are devoted educators committed to serving the needs of students who speak a language other than English at home and who are not yet proficient in English.

We provide English Language Learners (ELLS), former ELLS, and their families with access to well-rounded education. Our program helps students develop their language skills as they work to master their school assignments.

The programs we are implementing to support language acquisition mastering are: Access English, Access Newcomers, Picture Dictionaries, Achieve 3000, Milestones, Literature Anthologies, Leveled Novels, and non fiction Texts. These programs help students acquire and master the skills they need to succeed in English and progress in the following four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

We offer an after school program incorporating technology to support our students’ performance on the NYSESLAT, ELA, and Math assessments.