About Us

New York City Academy for Discovery

New York City Academy for Discovery, P.S. 306Q, is a collaborative community dedicated to the mission of providing the highest quality education to each of our students. Central to our mission is a shared belief that each child brings to our school a unique set of abilities and talents. Our highly dedicated faculty work closely together in an enriching environment for all of our students. Equally central to our mission is the teaching of important community values. Thus, we encourage children to celebrate diversity, to respect each other, and to work together with shared goals. We recognize a supportive environment as one that also includes clear expectations and academic rigor. P.S. 306Q is dedicated to teaching a common-core curriculum in a supportive environment, to ensure that our students will achieve their highest potential, and go on to a lifelong quest for learning and achievement. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower students to become confident learners who demonstrate strength in character. We foster pride in self and community while developing strong academic skills through discovery-based learning. By cultivating curiosity and inquiry skills in a collaborative environment, the Academy readies students to enter and excel in competitive middle and high schools, colleges, and careers. 

Our Instruction Focus

Connecting Learning to Experience

Teachers will ensure that tests and experiences enhance each other to strengthen students' background knowledge and engagement with learning.  Text-based activities will take place in addition to rich, shared experiential learning through hands-on projects, activities, and trips.  Students will reflect on their experiences and understanding of new content.