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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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**Getting Back To Basics**

Workshop, today May 6th, 2021 at 5:00pm. The art of reading and storytelling.

Intro to Special Education Workshop_Taller de Introduccion a La Educacion Especial

Please join us on Tuesday May 11th 5:30-7:00pm for an Intro to Special Education. Learn the NYC process, including timelines for referral, evaluation, services, placement, and parent rights and role. Únase a nosotros el martes 11 de mayo, 5:30-7:00pm para una introducción a la educación especial. Conozca el proceso de la Ciudad de Nueva York, incluidos los plazos para la remisión, la evaluación, los servicios, la ubicación y los derechos y funciones de los padres. REGISTRATION REQUIRED/REGISTRO REQUERIDO:
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**Summer Rising**

Parents: Introducing a summer program for students grades K-8. Click on the link for more details.
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After School Ending Soon

Parents: The last day for after-school is Thursday, April 29th. The last day for Saturday school is May 1st. After-school will resume for grades K-4 on Wednesday, May 19th. Saturday school will resume for grades K – 4 on Saturday, May 15th.


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.