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  • Our Mission
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; and 4. to encourage flexibility and commitment on the part of the staff so that collaboration and team planning will optimize delivery of instruction. Our motto: WORK HARD, BE KIND.

  • Special Programs
Teachers College Reading and Writing Institute Systemic School, One-to-One Tutoring, Literary Leaders, NY Philharmonic School Partnership Program, Chess Instruction, Art Studio Classes, National Dance Institute, and Everyday Math.

  • Extracurricular Activities
Peer Mediation, Chess, Dance with NDI, Annual Audition Operetta Performance, Literary Book Clubs, and the Sports and Stuff After-school Program.

  • Our Community
PS 199 enjoys wide community support from various individuals of different organizations that include: PS 199 PTA, Teachers College Reading and Writing Institute, Learning Leaders, Literary Leaders, National Dance Institute, and the New York Philharmonic School Partnership Program. We anticipate working with Lincoln Center Institute this spring.
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