Quality Over Quantity

We prepare all learners with differentiated curriculum that is relevant, meaningful, and actively engages students.


English Language Arts

Ryan’s English Language Arts (ELA) department seeks to prepare our students to become independent learners proficient in writing, close reading, and critical thinking, equipping them for the demands of college/career level communication. Throughout our curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of readings across a multitude of literary genres.

English New Language

At Ryan, we are dedicated to serving the needs of students for whom English is a NEW language. Students who are identified as speaking a language other than English at home and score below “Commanding” on the NYSITELL when they enter our school system will receive English as a New Language (ENL) services.

Fine Arts

This dance course explores dance from the cultural, historical, educational, and anatomical perspective. While learning various styles of dance, the student will understand the value that all dance forms have and how they are related to one another. This course will provide students with opportunities to read, write, discuss and perform the many facets of dance.

Foreign Language

Learning a language helps you to communicate with others, it is more than memorizing words and grammar rules and putting them together. It is a way to navigate your way through the Spanish-speaking world.


We work hard to help all our students succeed in mathematics and to meet the Common Core Learning Standards. We are proud of our students past success as indicated by their performance on State Tests and strive to maintain the strong academic achievement of our students here at Ryan.

Physical Education

The Ryan Physical Education Department provides a comprehensive Curriculum mandated by the New York City Department of Education to meet the needs and behaviors of our children as they mature.Lesson plans are based on developmental, structured and cooperative learning strategies.


The middle school science program allows students to investigate both the concepts and process skills of science. Students use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions in real life settings.

Social Studies

It is the Social Studies department’s mission to bridge the themes of the past and the present while creating global and digital citizens. Students learn how to read, think, and write like historians, and corroborate sources in order to effectively debate, discuss, and write about critical issues in history.

STEM & Robotics

The program currently offers core curriculum in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design and development, physical computing, and mobile computing. As it scales, the program provides schools with structured full-year course pathways including core computer science curriculum and elective topics designed to develop students’ technical and creative skill.