The CSS Curriculum

Our school’s curriculum is distinguished by:

  • Science, math, and engineering focus with research and service learning opportunities in NYC and at Columbia University

  • A writing intensive and public communications focus in which students learn public speaking, become adept at using multimedia to communicate and become effective writers

  • A one-in-the-nation, Philosophy for Thinking program that promotes the development of intellectual skills, argument, inquiry, critical thinking, moral reasoning, and personal and ethical decision-making skills

  • A 7-year engineering program emphasizing teamwork, conceptual development, and problem solving skills

  • Access to parts of Columbia University’s vast academic and cultural offerings (advanced students, for example, may take courses at Columbia University or other colleges and universities in the area)

  • After-school science, math, and technology electives