September 2021 School Reopening

  • Welcome

    Dear Parents/Guardians,


    We trust you and your family are well.  It was a pleasure to see several of our remote and blended learning students and families who attended the open houses held in June 2021. 


    School is slated to re-open in September 2021 for children in Grades 3K-5, here at P.S. 53X.  The first day of school for children will be September 13, 2021. 


    Currently, all students are expected to return to the physical  building for school, Monday through Friday.  There is no remote learning option. 


    We missed having all of our students and are certainly looking forward to seeing everyone in September.  Continue to take safety measures and precautions, as we count the weeks and days remaining before we see each other as customary.



    P.S. 53X Administration and Staff


    P.S. 53X - The Basheer Qusim School
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Technology has been integrated into our curricula to enhance students' experience, here at P.S. 53X.  Our aim is to prepare our students to meet the demands of the 21st century.  Each room is equipped with a smartboard. In tandem, there are several laptop carts made available on each floor for individual class usage.  We also have a technology lab, where students are able to further explore, research and build their repertoire of technological skills.



Our students receive standards-based instruction in the various content areas - English Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music, Technology and Physical Education.  Our teachers work collaboratively to design rigorous units of studies in order to stimulate our students' interests and to develop their critical and analytical skills.


The following partnerships have been established to enhance the educational experiences of our students and develop well-rounded individuals: Boy Scouts of America, City Harvest, Music and the Brain, and Wellness in the Schools (WITS).

Extracurricular Activities

We offer various extracurricular and enrichment activities to our students through extended day programs such as:

  • After School Enrichment Academy
  • Early Morning ELL Academy
  • Saturday Academy
  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Young Ladies' Foundation

Centennial Celebration

We celebrated our centennial, here at P.S. 53X,  in the academic year 2012-2013.  Our school has been in existence for over 100 years and we are still growing strong!


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