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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

**School Visitor Policy** Featured Photo

**School Visitor Policy**

Families, The NYC DOE policy on visitors states that vaccinated status must be shown to enter the school building. Click for more information.
**Inclement Weather Line-Up Procedures Featured Photo

**Inclement Weather Line-Up Procedures

Families, we will continue to line-up our students outdoors each morning in their designated spots. Please be prepared for possible inclement weather such as rain.
**NYC DOE Family Update** Featured Photo

**NYC DOE Family Update**

Families, Please read the following update for families regarding all DOE related matters for this past week.


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.