BREAKING NEWS... Congratulations Staff, Students and Parents ! I.S. 281 is a New York State DOE Recognition School !!!

It's time together to celebrate OUR success...Cavallaro has been designated by New York State as a RECOGNITION SCHOOL!!

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Respect for all Liaison - Irene Lanigan
Phone: (718) 996-6706


STEM Science

Students will engage in following activities: 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.


In STEM Math Talent, students will start off with an advanced math coursework in 6th grade in a fun, interactive learning environment. In 7th and 8th grade, they will start the Virtual Enterprise program.

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.