Keeping the Past for the Future

middle school Portal


This portal is the new home for our new middle school programs, Urban Preservationists and Urban Historians.  

These pages can be resources as you navigate these programs. Click through to dive into local history, review class PowerPoints, and access bookshelves of research materials for your final projects. 

The Programs

Urban Preservationists

Using the Upper West Side as our case study, this program explores the development of NYC and the UWS up to WWII, specifically considering the push-pull factors that led to the development of the UWS, and what evidence we find of that today.

Urban Historians

Using the Upper West Side as our case study, this program explores the development of the UWS from WWII through to present day, specifically exploring the shifts in population and demographics on the UWS and how this influences our urban landscape and what evidence we find of this today.


KPF’s Middle School program is made possible by the generosity of the Ove Arup Foundation who helped implement this historic expansion of our award-winning children’s education program.  Individual classes are made possible by the contributions of Council Member Gale Brewer, as well as the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). With their support, Landmark West’s KPF program offers a suite of seven 3-part courses aligned with the NYC Core Curriculum in Upper West Side public schools for free every year.

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