The Walter Damrosch School

Welcome To P186X

P186X's main building is located on 750 Jennings Street in the Bronx, NY. It is a member of New York City's District 75, the largest Special Education district in the country.

Mission and vision Statements



To improve independence, communication skills, and problem solving through Integrated Thematic Curriculum(ITC) and Specially Designed Instruction(SDI).


Transition students into the Least Restrictive Environment(LRE) by providing them with Direct Explicit Instructions.

District 75

D75 provides quality and rigorous individualized educational programs to students with significant challenges and diverse language styles in a variety of settings that nurture independence, ensure dignity, and support integration into the community.

P186 THeory of Action

Teachers use academic language with students throughout instruction.

Teachers will teach vocabulary using core language attainment, core knowledge, and Engage New York. Students will proficiently access complex texts.

P186X Instructional focus


Students constantly build the transferable vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. This can be done effectively by like content in increasingly complex texts.


Students are expected to have speed and accuracy with simple calculations; teachers structure class time and/or Homework time for students to memorize, the repetition, and functions.

P186X Kaplan's Beliefs

1. All students will take ownership of their learning,

2. Ensure students access to the general education curriculum by adopting the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction.

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