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Our Mission

Public School 249K The Caton School
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.
Vision Statement
It is our vision to provide a coherent, rigorous academic curriculum that will focus on academic achievement, personal character, clear curriculum choices, opportunities to innovate and college readiness. 
Mission Statement
The mission of our school is to promote the Six Exceptional Systems:
1.   Culture of Universal Achievement
2.   Collaboration
3.   Standards Alignment
4.   Assessment
5.   Data Analysis
6.   Intervention/Acceleration/Enrichment/ Technology
P.S. 249 creates a college readiness culture, focuses on the growth of each student, sets high expectations, involves parents and community and always seeks to improve.

News & Announcements

**PS 249K Open House** Featured Photo

**PS 249K Open House**

Are you interested in having your child attend P.S. 249 for the 2023-2024 school year?
Please join us for an in person PreK/Kindergarten Open House.
December 12 and January 13 @ 9:00 a.m.

As per DOE policy, visitors entering school buildings will need to show proof of at least 1 vaccination dose.
1/2 Day Friday, 12/9 Featured Photo

1/2 Day Friday, 12/9

There will be a half day for students at Friday, December 9th. Please see the attached letter.
Clean Rite Special Offer! Featured Photo

Clean Rite Special Offer!

With the holidays coming up, to show our appreciation Clean Rite would like to extend a **SPECIAL OFFER** to our students and their families starting on December 1st, 2022- December 22nd, 2022. See the attached flyer for more details.
Soca Santa! Featured Photo

Soca Santa!

Please see the attachment for an upcoming community event sponsored by the Flatbush Ave BID
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Upcoming Community Events

Please navigate to our Community/Family Page for information on upcoming family/community events taking place during the holiday season.
Canned Food Drive Featured Photo

Canned Food Drive

Please see the attached flyer with information on a canned food drive.


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.