Marching Band

Program Leader: Ms. Hernandez 

The "heartbeat" of our school. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the band members by providing musical experiences and performances and to assist them in achieving their potential as they develop confidence, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and high standards of excellence and character.


Program Leader: Ms. Miranda

Our school strives to teach a mixture of artistry, athleticism, and culture, and help each of our dancers grow their movement skills over the course of time. For this reason, we offer classes ranging from the beginner to professional level in a variety of dance styles year after year. 

Piano Club

Program Leader: Mr. Siegel

The Piano Program is very special. It teaches music theory and piano instruction to Kindergarten,1st, and 2nd grade. For those who have taken a special interest in piano and music theory, there is an after school piano club program where students take piano to the next level. They learn more advanced piano theory and prepare to be performers by performing in a music recital at the end of the year in front of the whole school and family members.


Program Leader(s): Mr. Leon 

Our trumpet lessons work closely with each student to gain a deeper understanding of the instrument, including the theory of music, composition,  becoming comfortable with the instrument, and learning how to play and master the trumpet itself, of course! No matter whether you are just starting  trumpet lessons for the first time, or as an experienced trumpet player, you want to polish your abilities.

Debate Team

Program Leaders: Ms.Tejada & Mr. Wells

Magnet School debaters learn effective strategies to affirm or oppose a selected resolution or topic. Students compete in classroom debates, to develop their analytical, reading, and verbal skills. Magnet School coaches, support students by providing debtors with creative techniques and an innovative approach to debate. Debate coaches inspire students to believe in themselves and express their ideas effectively. Magnet School 257 has some of the smartest debaters, and that's not up for debate!

Bike Club 

Program Leader: Ms. Hernandez 

In collaboration with Woodhull hospital and Recycle a Bike, our Bike Club introduces our youth to cycling and the cultural gems of NYC while maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Student Council

Program Leader: Ms. Mejia & Ms. Lopez 

A council of elected representatives by the student body at P. S. 257. They encourage character education and empower civic duties with all year-round initiatives. A council of ambassadors representing student voice in our school,

"For the kids, By the kids".

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