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Principal's Message

Welcome to PS 199,

PS 199 is a zoned elementary school serving students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade with an Integrated Co-Teaching program on each grade level. We are committed to our students’ growth and achieve this by establishing trusting partnerships with our families. Our mission is fourfold: (1) To teach children to become lifelong readers, writers and learners (2) To teach children to organize for effort, strive for high standards, and appreciate the need for understanding and tolerance in our diverse world (3) To create a strong community of pedagogues, administrators and parents who will work together to meet our common goals (4) To encourage flexibility and commitment on the part of the staff so that collaboration and team planning will optimize delivery of instruction. Our school motto is “Work Hard, Be Kind.”

I invite you to explore the curriculum links on this website which will provide you with an overview of the balanced curriculum we provide our children. Students have multiple opportunities to express their talents within our academic and art programs. We have partnerships with several organizations including The New York Philharmonic, The National Dance Institute, Wingspan, and The Center for Architecture. We also have a strong STEM program for students which is supported by an amazing Science Center, our partnership with NY Sun Works, and curriculum enhancements such as Chess, Coding, Math Club, and 3-D Printing.

At 199, we also recognize our families as our most crucial partners, and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to please join a committee or be a volunteer. All you need to do is click under the “Get Involved” tab to donate your time. Your support does make a difference. We look forward to working with you as your child(ren) grow with us.