School Services by Program

Students at PS 307 in Brooklyn practice "put-ups." Photo © Carolina Kroon

Our key programs include:

  • The 4Rs (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution), for grades preK-8, develops the academic, social and emotional skills of students by integrating SEL into language arts.
  • Restore360, for grades 3-12, creates a sense of community among students, builds their social and emotional skills, and provides a positive alternative to punitive discipline policies that can lead to suspension.

Below is a full list of programs.  For more information, please contact Lillian Castro, Director of Operations, at

4Rs Program (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution)
The 4Rs Program integrates social and emotional learning (SEL) and language arts for grades preK to middle school.   

Morningside Center helps schools create a program tailored to its needs and provides a customized curriculum for advisories as well as professional development for advisory teachers.

Diversity Panels
Panels made up of students representing various forms of diversity make classroom presentations to trigger discussion of how the school can ensure respect for all.

Pathways to Respect 

Our research-based Pathways to Respect Program takes a whole-school approach to countering bullying and building community. 

PAZ After-School Programs (at PS 24/Brooklyn and PS 214/Bronx)
Morningside Center runs three exemplary after-school programs that focus on social and emotional learning.

Parent Workshops
Our parent workshops help parents develop their social and emotional skills and strengthen their relationships with their children. 

Peer Mediation, Peace Helpers & Student Leadership
Through our peer mediation programs, selected young people learn foundation skills in nonviolent communication, and then master a specific step-by-step mediation process. 

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)
Founded by Morningside Center and the NYC Department of Education in 1985, the RCCP is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective school-based conflict resolution programs. 

Respect for All
These two-day awareness and skill-building workshops specifically address bullying, especially of lesbian and gay young people.

The Restore360 Program (for grades 3-12) uses restorative approaches to create a sense of community among students, build their social and emotional skills, and provide a positive alternative to punitive discipline policies that can lead to suspension.