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STEM Science

Students will engage in following activities: 3D Printing, Lego WeDo, Lego EV3, Hydroponics, Flight Simulators.

STEM Technology

The Cavallaro STEM program with a concentration in Technology will focus on several major concepts relating to STEM and building 21st Century skills.

STEM Engineering

STEM ENGINEERING at IS 281 is all about preparing you for the Challenges of the Future.  Students learn and implement the Engineering Design Process in their everyday lives.


The STEM Math Talent Program is a perfect opportunity for students to learn about financial literacy, investing and entrepreneurship.

Fine Arts


Through a formal study of a range of styles, techniques and genres, including their own social dances, students expand their perception of dance and demonstrate a variety of skills.


Students in Vocal Music will not only learn how to sing, but they will learn the basics of Music Theory and how to read basic sheet music.


Students learn the fundamental building blocks of art and how it relates to all art media. Those that have prior experience with art will have opportunities to advance their level to suit individual needs, while beginners will be able to accomplish new goals.


Our Athletics talent program is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education.