Vision Statement

P.S. 205 is dedicated to the creation of a synergetic educational environment where students, teachers, administrators, parents and community work together as a family to build strong, confident and independent learners who will be well prepared for their future challenges.  Our commitment is based on the belief that all children have the right to learn and can learn.  Recognizing the children have different learning styles, ability levels, challenges, life experiences, family backgrounds and cultures we design learning experiences that are standards driven with the expectation that each individual will be empowered for life with the desire to search for knowledge.

Mission Statement

P.S. 205 is a community of learners who work hard to excel.  We are a multicultural community-based school serving children in the mainstream and Special Education.  We are committed to the development of the whole child by providing high-quality standards-driven instruction through the cooperative efforts of an informed caring administration, a dedicated well-prepared staff, involved concerned parents and a supportive community.  Our combined efforts will enable us to develop and nurture programs to meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of our students so that they become skilled, productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Non-negotiable Bottom Lines

  • Continue to provide explicit instruction in vocabulary and phonics with an emphasis on ENLs and Special Needs students.
  • Use many forms of assessment including peer and self-assessment to locate multiple entry points and scaffold instruction to support and empower student success.
  • Provide a deep understanding of mathematical strategies for problem solving across all grades.
  • Provide an inclusive environment so that all children are supported academically, socially, and emotionally.

Shared Belief

“All students can learn, just not on the same day in the same way.”

– George Evans