The Lion Experience » Academics


At the Louis Armstrong Elementary School, we want our scholars to feel comfortable taking intellectual risks, embracing the power of their ideas, and engaging collaboratively with their peers on a daily basis.  It is our charge, to instill in them a love of learning and thirst for exploration. To support that, our students and teachers bring a vast array of experiences, knowledge and cultural awareness, which adds to the tapestry of PS 143.


Our academic programs, which are aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standards, support our students in getting prepared for the next steps in their academic lives across all disciplines. Furthermore, to cultivate bi-literacy, we have a long-standing, robust dual language program for all grades.


Our English Language Arts Curriculum


Into Reading- English Curriculum


The instructional materials Into Reading, meet the expectations of alignment and usability. Texts included in the program are high quality and engaging, as well as appropriately rigorous and organized to support knowledge building. The materials include questions, tasks, lessons, and practice that support students' development of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and beginning to think critically. Materials include foundations for students to study topics and develop research habits, as well as practice different types of speaking and writing about different topics. 

Arriba La Lectura


enVisions- The enVision math program that combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students’ conceptual understanding. enVision is used by classrooms across the country and around the world. enVision packs a unique one-two punch. Lessons start with Problem-Based Learning (PBL), where students must think critically about a real-world math problem, evaluate options, collaborate, and present solutions. This is followed by Visual Learning to solidify the underlying math concepts. It’s the best way to help kids better understand math ideas.


To learn more about our science curriculum, check out Amplify Science.