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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

Virtual Science Fair Featured Photo

Virtual Science Fair

Check out the work Ms. McFadden's students have done for our virtual science fair!
Workshop Featured Photo


Workshop for parents with a child aged 0 - 3


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.