Park Slope Education Complex

at Middle School 88


The School for Medical and Health Careers

Medical Internship Opportunities/Partnerships



The “Healers Program” at Maimonides Medical Center

The healers program provides 8th graders with an opportunity to volunteer in many of the administrative and medical offices at Maimonides Medical center.  This program will allow our students to explore medical careers while working side-by-side the professionals in a hospital setting.


ROPES at the Cobble Hill Geriatric Center

For almost 20 years our 8th graders have been assisting professional health career workers and working with patients at the Center.  ROPES (real opportunities providing educational services) is extremely popular among our students and the patients eagerly await their weekly visits from our students.  Over the years, many students have gained employment at the site after volunteering as a student.


New York University Asthma Center

The New York University Program provides both parents and students with training revolving around asthma awareness. Workshops are conducted on a weekly basis linking the concepts of health and education.  The program is offered for all throughout the year.


New York Road Runners Foundation

The New York Road Runners Foundation supports students of all grades with their Young Runners program. Highlights of this team include healthy eating seminars, free t-shirts, bi-weekly strength and conditioning training, as well as friendly competitions against students from all five boroughs. Young Runners are also given the opportunity to talk to and learn from some of the world’s best marathon runners at the Run With Champions event, held in Central Park the Thursday before the ING New York City Marathon.


The National Science Foundation GK-12 LEEFS (Learning from Earth and Ecological Field Studies) 

The National Science Foundation GK-12 LEEFS (Learning from Earth and Ecological Field Studies) program begins at MS88 during the 2008-09 school year and will be supported through a grant for the next five years. Graduate students from Columbia University will work with teachers in the classroom to support & enhance the existing science & math curriculum with technology & contemporary science.  Doctoral students will also assist teachers in doing field work with students.