The Document Archive of John Dewey High School

The Experimental High School in Brooklyn New York est. 1969

John Dewey High School had a wide variety of course choices in all departments.  This is a small selection of course materials. Go to the Memorabilia  and  History of Dewey pages to see some student programs and other documents that show the diversity of courses available.  Many people have said that being a student at Dewey was more like being in college than in high school.

The Music Department and Theater classes were ledgendary. Many students became professional musicians and teachers. Others aquired a life long love and appreciation for music. Some people have shared programs and posters from these performing arts.

From Jerome Majzin, English Department:

"Other curriculum I wrote" (Beside from REPCO)" was Intro to Film, a basic film language course, very innovative for the time; Film & Literature,comparing works in both mediums (like Of Mice & Men, Grapes of Wrath); Intro to Broadcast Journalism, a basic hands-on course of the then-new video taping and production equipment, Broadcast Journalism, actual video news production; Advanced video productionPublicity & Promotion, a course wherein the class operated as a public relations firm, sending out weekly press releases regarding Dewey activities. Of course, I participated in collaborating on the other curricular offerings of the English Department."

Dewey's Len Mednick and seven students participated in this conference that took place from April 13th through the 15th in 1980. The other high school participants were Murrow, Wingate and Yeshiva of Flatbush.

American Dream Button

American Dream Lesson Plans - the Paul Weiss  era

Do we need a bill of rights?

Foreign Policy Debate Game

Vietnam Simulation Game

Election of Mayor

All City Band                               

All City Orchestra

Brooklyn Museum Concert

Music in the Schools

Evening of Music

Carnegie Hall Concert 1974


Anything Goes Poster 1974

Music Certificate from the Chairman

Programs from John Dewey High School Productions

Once Upon A Mattress Program 1971

Program from Oliver    1971
Oliver Poster

The Apple Tree Program 1973

Concert Band Program, 1976
Sights and Sounds 1976

John Dewey High School Publications Program Brian j. McCarthy 1994

Intermediate Dance Class Presents: Opi - Mid to late 1970's

Student Paper - 1977 - The Role of Television In The Development Of The Child

Jazz Age Social Studies Paper - Prohibition 1975

Danceworks Program mid to late 1970's