The High Line offers unique, diverse teaching tools for schools and educators. During self-guided visits, students learn about public art, horticulture, history, design, and engineering in participatory and meaningful ways.Learn more
The High Line can be an extension of your classroom. We collaborate with educators to create interdisciplinary curricula that reflect students’ needs and school learning goals. We’ve most recently worked with teachers at PS 41, PS 33 Chelsea Prep, and PS 245 in Flatbush to offer social studies units in “Community Change,” using primary source materials, oral history told by “Neighborhood Buddies,” green STEM activities, and investigations of the park’s design.
As part of the Neighborhood Buddies program, Ethan interviews Carmen about how life has changed in Chelsea and learns about her home at Penn South. All interviews were filmed by PS 33 fourth graders.
We offer free, weekly, after-school programs for students from our neighborhood elementary schools, PS 33 Chelsea Prep and PS 41. Children explore ecology, park design, and public art, becoming “Artist Scientists” through a curriculum focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM learning). The program includes arts-based workshops, regular trips to the High Line, and meetings with High Line staff who are engineers, gardeners, and curators, who share the real-life applications of what students are learning.
'' Thank you for this great program. I am delighted to hear it is being expanded to Brooklyn. Showcasing people from the community is really important, especially for students of color. '
Major support for High Line Education is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Program support is provided by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. High Line Education is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council—with special thanks to Speaker Corey Johnson and the Manhattan Delegation of the City Council.