21st Century Program at P.S 315
PS 315 School of the Performing Arts was awarded the 21st Century Grant in the summer of 2017. This grant is able to bring in resources and services such as academic and enrichment based after school programming, professional development for school staff, and parent engagement and literacy workshops. All of these services are provided by/in partnership with The Leadership Program which serves as PS 315’s lead Community Based Organization. The Leadership Program (or TLP) partners with the Office of Community Schools (department of the DOE) to bring other everyday needs such as vision screenings, free glasses, dental visits, and mental health services into the school building. All programs and services are managed by our Community School Director, Ms. Erin Finley, who comes from a technical performing arts background. She prides herself on bringing proactive teaching artists on staff and introducing the most authentic experiences from the professional creative world to our scholars here at 315. Erin works side by side with Principal Ranft and other administration to make PS 315 School of the Performing Arts the go-to elementary school for high academic standards and high appreciation and understanding of creative artistic expression.