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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

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Respect for All Week

Join us as we celebrate Respect for All Week starting next Monday, February 13th.
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New Posts!

Please visit our Community Services hub with new posts relating to ELL and Sp Ed Office Hours, as well as Family Support Services
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STEM Matters!

See the attached flyer to enroll in great, hands-on STEM programs. Enrollment begins today, 1/23/23
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**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
on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

As per DOE policy, visitors entering school buildings will need to show proof of at least 1 vaccination dose.
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Lunar New Year!

Please wear Red and Gold this Friday, 1/20, in honor of Lunar New Year!
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Zoo Camps

Click on the link to learn more information about upcoming Zoo Camps! They begin in just a few days.


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.