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Our Mission

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 blended learning. 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: Students, Teachers, Parents
3. Standards Alignment
4. Assessment
5. Data Analysis
6. Interventions/Enrichments
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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Parents, please take the annual NYC DOE Schools Survey. It is an important tool used to assess the quality of your child's education.
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**Family Income Inquiry Form**

Parents/Guardian, please take the time to fill out the Family Income Inquiry Form online. One for will apply to all students in your household, and is good for next school year.
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**Emergency Broadband Benefit Program**

The FCC has launched an emergency broadband benefit program. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school are eligible. Click on the link for more information.
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**NYC Schools Survey**

Please refer to this letter for information regarding Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and our annual NYC School's Survey, from Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter.

**Middle School Application Results**

Please be advised that Middle School results will be available later today for families to view. Parents have to log on to their MySchool account to view their child's middle school offer. Printed letters will be sent home tomorrow in a sealed envelope. Families will also receive a letter in the mail.


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.