CITYterm’s curriculum links our unique focus on the Urban Core (three New York City based honors humanities courses) with rigorous math, language and science courses that are individually tailored to integrate with each student’s sending school curriculum.
Urban Core courses meet three days each week in the classroom and three days in the city with a focus on interdisciplinary projects that fully engage the student in the content and the learning process. If a student is studying the Brooklyn bridge, the student will be reading Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, deriving the mathematical equation that describes the arc of the cables, exploring the geographic impact of connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan, and discussing who and how the bridge was built, from laborer to politician. The student will simultaneously visit the bridge, engaging the five senses to explore every detail and transposing these details into a creative piece for public exhibition.
Language and math courses are taught in communication with students' sending schools so that students keep step with the courses they will be retuning to at home. Math and language classes at CITYterm are taught in small sections of two to eight students per class to allow for focused personal attention. The transcript reflects the course they would be taking at their sending school. Advanced Placement Spanish, Honors Physics and Chemistry are taught The Masters School in classes of 10-16 students.