M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo
Shawn Rux, PRINCIPAL
10-45 NAMEOKE STREET, QUEENS, NY 11691Phone: 718-471-6900
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To create, for all children, a safe, nurturing educational environment that supports the development of student self-esteem and a belief in one's own ability to achieve and be successful. To utilize the school's resources and those of the home environment and community to help students reach high levels of academic excellence and to foster citizenship.
To foster a community of excellence by promoting achievement in academic and character education in a safe and supportive learning environment. Based on a foundation of inquiry and accountability, our students will develop the skills necessary to excel through project-based learning that will facilitate independent thinking and self-motivation. Our students will be prepared for high-school and gain exposure to college and career readiness through an unwavering emphasis on scholarship, civic responsibility, personal accountability and creativity. Every child, every day will be encouraged to push their personal definition of success to help them reach their highest potential.
Special ProgramsAll students are programmed in mini-schools. The Advanced Learning Institute & PREP Program address the needs of gifted & talented students. They are now part of the District 27 "Advanced Regents Program." We offer extended day programs in reading and math as well as providing computer, arts, and homework assistance.
Expeditionary LearningEngage NY & CMP3 MathematicsCharacter EducationOn Site L.I.J.Medical FacilityPartnership with NY Cares
Extracurricular ActivitiesThe track team has been unbeaten. Student government activities are a primary focus. We also have school-wide basketball and "Double Dutch" rope jumping tournaments. We have a Serenity Garden and a tennis program as well. Dances are held several times throughout the school year for the students.21st Century Sports & ArtsLife Changing MusicMartial Arts3 Computer LabsScience Lab
Our CommunityWe have numerous partnerships, including: NYC Police Dept., North Shore University Hospital, Queens DA's Office Star Track Program, NYC Health and Hospitals Corp., support from the Library C.L.A.S.P. program, Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp., and Classroom Inc. We also have a national network through the Galef Institute Grant.Teachers Enjoy: Opportunities for leadership, ongoing professional development, collaboration, peer to peer support, technology, and a communal environment. Parents Enjoy: Frequent communication, free community events and partnerships, access to student grades and behavior logs. Students Enjoy: Individualized attention and goalsetting, frequent use of technology, engaging curriculum, a variety of sports and arts programs.