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Our Mission

2021-2022 Belief Statement
We believe that “College Begins in Pre-kindergarten.” We believe that every student, without exception, without excuses, will be proficient or advanced in reading, writing, and mathematics. We are committed to the academic success of every student in our school. Every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend. We will cultivate our students’ personal character, and include a culture that encourages anti-racism, equity and belonging. We will foster creativity, and collaborative skills through a variety of instructional techniques and multiple platforms. We believe that all students can learn, and it is the school’s job to make this happen.

News & Announcements

***City Wide Council On English Language Learners*** Featured Photo

***City Wide Council On English Language Learners***

Families, Please consider attending this Special Business Zoom Meeting hosted by the City Wide Council On English Language Learners, taking place Monday, November 22nd. See attached flyer for more information.
***Child Vaccine Information*** Featured Photo

***Child Vaccine Information***

On November 12th, PS 249K will be a pop-up vaccination site for children ages 5-11. Please visit the Covid-19 resource section of our website for more information.


What's Happening at PS 249

The vision of our school is to prepare and motivate students by instilling in them critical reasoning skills, respect for themselves and one another and a commitment to excellence, kindness and perseverance.