Specialty & Enrichment

Students may have the following specialty programs during their regular schedule.

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology


Chess in The Schools

Chess in the Schools serves New York City Public Schools classified as Title I. The School Program begins teaching chess to students in third grade as part of their academic school day. Our After-School PS150Q Chess Club meets on Tuesdays for two hours throughout the academic year. Through the Club, students are taught more advanced chess concepts. Our students participate in citywide tournaments held on the weekends, as well as the National Elementary Championships held in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Fitzko leads and coaches our chess club.

Students in grades 3, 4, 5 are eligible to join the Club, if you would like to add your child to our waitlist, please contact Eliana Jaramillo.

For more information about tournaments, please visit the Chess in the Schools website.

Chorus / Band

 Students gathered at CitiField 

Any interested student may join the chorus or band, beginning in third grade. The chorus and the band rehearse two days a week during 7th period, and have a Winter and Spring concert each year. Extra-curricular events have included field trips to Carnegie Hall, participation in the New York State Music Association Festival, and singing the National Anthem at Citifield. Please direct any questions regarding chorus to Ms. Goodman and any questions regarding band to Mr. Malko.

Drama Dept.

 Students on stage dressed in costumes 

Each year the school organizes and directs a musical for the school and the community. All fifth grade students are eligible to audition. All interested fifth graders in performing or volunteering on the production of the musical, please contact Mr. Pagano, our drama teacher. Several of PS 150’s musicals have won awards and grants for their hard work and dedication to the arts.

School Green Team

School Green Team posing on stage

Students in grades 3-5 can sign-up to be part of our school’s Green Team. Ms. Meizlik helps the Green Team support our school recycling efforts by attending training during all lunch periods, checking that every room in the school is recycling properly, and educating all students on the importance of “staying green”.

Technology Club

Students standing in front of Google sign

Students in the Technology Club work with the technology teacher, Ms. Vilain, to develop their abilities in working online. In 2020, students have also gone on a special field trip to Google headquarters with MS. Vilain.