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PS 282 is able to offer students several different types of classrooms for grades K-5. 

General Education

General Education (GE) classrooms are taught by one teacher.  There is usually at least one GE classroom per grade level, but that number may vary depending on interest and qualifying students. 

Gifted & Talented

Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs offer accelerated instruction to eligible elementary school students in New York City.  PS 282 offers one G&T class per grade. 


For Kindergarten admissions, eligibility is determined by current Pre-K teachers or an interview with the DOE's Division of Early Childhood Education.  For current K-3rd graders, students are considered eligible if they satisfy grade requirements on their most recently available report card. 


Offers are made based on families' application choices, seat availability, and admissions priorities.  Eligibility to apply to G&T programs does not gaurantee a G&T seat.

Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT)

Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classrooms are designed to create a challenging and enriching learning environment for both general education students (60% of the class) and children with Individualized Education Plans (40% of the class). The class is co-taught by two teachers, a general education teacher and a special education teacher.  These two teachers work as a team to make any necessary adaptations to methods and techniques to meet the needs of all students.  The curriculum and expectations are identical to any other classroom of that grade.  PS 282 usually has one ICT class in each grade. 

Special Class Services

Special Class (SC) services are provided in a self-contained classroom.  All of the children in the classroom have IEPs with needs that cannot be met in a general education classroom.  They are taught by special education teachers who provide specialized instruction.  

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