The following organizations contribute greatly to the academic and social success we desire from every member of our community:


Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Carlina Rivera, we are able to provide free after-school art programming to our 116ers!

American Classical Orchestra

Eastside Escalades

Morning basketball clinics are provided free of charge to interested 4th & 5th grade students on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Inner Resilience Program

Linda Lantieri, Director of IRP, provides our school staff and families with training in mindful practices to incorporate in our everyday lives. These, in turn, have been introduced to our students throughout the school day.

Let Freedom Swing

This special program through Jazz at Lincoln Center brings the history of jazz to our 3rd and 4th graders through classroom curriculum and live performances across the school year. Participating students learn about: Jazz & Democracy; Jazz & the Great Migration; and Jazz & Civil Rights.

The Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services

Family and individual student counseling services are provided by an on-site licensed social worker from The Jewish Board for Family and Children's Services at P.S. 116. If you are interested in finding out more about this program, please contact social worker Alyssa Berger



NYU America Reads

America Reads, a national campaign that was initiated in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently. NYU's America Reads program places dedicated NYU undergraduate and graduate students in our classrooms to provide academic assistance to students, at no cost to our school. 

Read Ahead

Read Ahead’s mission is to ignite a love of reading in young students through mentoring, improving their confidence as well as their odds for success in school and life. Since 1991, Read Ahead has matched volunteers from corporate and community partners with students in elementary schools across New York City, facilitating weekly lunchtime mentoring sessions during the school year.

At P.S. 116, select students identified by teachers and staff are matched with Read Ahead volunteer mentors from Alston & Bird, Bloomberg, Latham & Watkins, Morgan Lewis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Salesforce. Email or visit Read Ahead for more information.



Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

P.S. 116's long-standing collaboration with the TCRWP has successfully helped produce planful, reflective writers, and critical readers. 


The Horticultural Society of New York

Thanks to a generous cultural after-school arts grant from Council Member Council Member Keith Powers, "The Hort" provides free after-school lessons to our students. They are learning about plants and helping to enhance our school yard gardens!

Trees New York

Thanks to this partnership, third graders are becoming tree stewards for the trees planted on East 32nd & East 33rd Streets. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to care for trees.