School Salute 2022

School Salute cover img 001 WEBWe asked local schools, “What makes you stand out?”

These are their answers:

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P.S. 17

Henry D. Woodworth
208 North 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-387-2929

Principal: Dr. Robert Marchi

Commitment, Curiosity, Creativity
We are a resourceful elementary school that believes every child deserves to learn and be inspired. Students, parents, and faculty are committed to curiosity and creativity. Our established atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation builds students’ confidence and leads to individual growth and academic excellence.

We are a safe space for learning, working, and becoming friends with others. We welcome diversity, strive for equality, and embrace Inclusion every day!

In the picture, the Nike Store in Williamsburg sends their Nike Community Ambassador Champions to P.S. 17 to teach activities to encourage physical activity to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in classroom 204 each Monday morning. This program helps break down social and economic barriers by including kids in the community to learn and play together. This is the first year of this program, and it will possibly expand to more days a week and to additional classes.

School Tour Dates 2022–2023: October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 26, April 3, May 1. All tours start at 9 a.m.


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P.S. 59 William Floyd Elementary
211 Throop Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 486-2200

Principal:  Dr. Cherry-Ann Joseph-Hislop

Excellence Always and Always Excellence!

Public School 59 is committed to creating a legacy of academic excellence for each and every student from 3K to 5th grade. We seek to develop individuals who cannot merely be defined by standards, but can set them as well. We’re your neighborhood school, providing an excellent education in a safe and supportive environment.


Our highly dedicated and qualified staff offers a world class academic program with a robust suite of academic supports, including our Spanish Dual Language Program, Homework Help, Special Education Services, and FREE Before School and After School Services. We foster play-based and student-led learning, as well as specially designed spaces for learning and enrichment such as a Dance Studio and a STEM Lab.


Our school offers many enrichment opportunities for our students, including STEM clubs (coding, robotics, animation, etc.), Sports, and Arts, featuring visual arts, music, and theatre. P.S. 59 is a Disney School, producing a full scale Disney Jr. musical annually.

In addition, we are proud to announce a new enrichment space, our Industry Room, where students can develop skills that may lead to future careers in: photography, graphic design, content creation, DJ-ing, fashion design, hairstyling, and cosmetology.

Extra Support

Removing barriers to learning and providing wraparound services is key to how we support our students. To that end, P.S. 59 offers breakfast, lunch, and supper provided daily. In addition, we provide free eye and dental exams, mental health resources, a food pantry, laundry services, and a special Sensory and Gross Motor Skills Center for state-of-the-art PT, OT, and counseling services.

For our parents, we offer connections to ESL and GED courses, including a new in-house English Language course starting Fall 2022.


P.S. 59 partners with United Community Schools, St. Nicks Alliance, Disney, Digital Girl Coding, BRIC Arts, Puerto Rican Family Institute, Child Mind Institute, Bilingual Birdies, NY Cares, Trinity Wall Street, and Common Threads, among other organizations.

School Tours

Tours are every Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and by appointment. Contact Mr. Figueroa, our Parent Coordinator, to schedule an appointment. 929-617-0144


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P.S. 84
José de Diego
250 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Principal: Sereida Rodriguez-Guerra

A 3K–8 school serving the diverse community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Students who arrive at P.S. 84 in 3K, begin their 11-year journey till 8th grade where they have the opportunity to grow in a warm, inclusive, and nurturing school community. Our rigorous, dynamic, and standards-based curriculum delivered by dedicated and qualified teachers ensures that all children meet their full potential.

P.S. 84 aims to create positive members of society with active and creative minds, a sense of compassion for others, and influential attributes of a leader. Working closely with our talented community, we foster lifelong learners by cultivating the social, emotional, physical and academic needs of each child.

School Highlights:

Comprehensive Curriculum:
Our program balances a mix of traditional and progressive approaches with strong emphasis in the Arts & Sciences.

Spanish Dual Language Program:
Language immersion program with native Spanish-speaker teachers.

English-only classes feature Integrated Co-Teaching. The school also offers an ASD Nest Program for children on the autism spectrum.

G&T Program:
Home of District expansion of G&T program beginning in 3rd Grade.

State-of-the-art rooftop hydroponics lab that functions as an additional science classroom.

3-D Printing, Robotics, Drones, Virtual Reality Sets, Lego Education, and Computer Coding.

Robust Arts Program:
Every grade receives music and arts instruction.

Extracurricular Ensembles:
(beginning in 2nd grade) Chorus, Band, Orchestra, Pop Rock Combo, Glee Club, Yearly Musical.

Graphic Arts and Media:
(beginning in 6th grade) Students learn video and photography –from shooting to editing and publishing– in our new state-of-the art photo studio.

School Tours: In-person tours will be taking place most Fridays* (September 30- December 9th) at 9am. RSVP and proof of vaccine is required to attend. RSVP details can be found on our website

September- 9/30
October- 10/7, 10/14, 10/28
November- 11/4, 11/18
December- 12/2, 12/9

For more information, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Dinayomi Fernandez: 


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P.S. 147 The Isaac Remsen
325 Bushwick Avenue
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 497-0326

Principal: Sandra Noyola
Assistant Principal: Eliza Figueroa

First and Only Japanese Dual Language Program

P.S. 147 has solidified its position as one of the premier elementary schools in District 14. Under the leadership of Principal, Sandra Noyola and Assistant Principal, Eliza Figueroa, this Prekindergarten through 5 community school has become a lodestone for diverse families seeking a learning environment with a rigorous academic curriculum, a steadfast commitment to arts education, and a deep appreciation and understanding for the many cultures of the world. P.S. 147 fits the bill in every regard. Its project based learning and reciprocal teaching models are ideal for cultivating the higher order thinking skills of its students and its state-of-the-art hydroponic lab provides students with the kind of experiential learning environment that will support critical thinking, exploration and synthesis of old and new knowledge. Our Prekindergarten program is a model for schools in both the private and public sector. In-school and after-school arts-based residencies build students’ background knowledge about themselves, their community and the multitude of diverse individuals around the globe.

P.S. 147 has maintained years-long relationships with a number of community-based arts partners, including St. Nicks Alliance, and continues to attract teaching artists and creatives interested in working with their students. Last, but not least, P.S. 147’s Japanese Language immersion program, continues to draw families from across the five boroughs and Japan, eager to have their young scholars immersed in Japanese language and culture. The superb execution of Ms. Noyola’s vision for P.S. 147 alongside its school community members continues to yield well-rounded students who see the value in questioning, collaboration and service to the community at large.

For Information about P.S. 147 School Tours, please email Ms. Federico at or call 718.497.0326.



P.S. 250 The George H. Lindsay School
108 Montrose Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone: (718) 384-0889 | Fax: (718) 302-2314
Twitter: @PS250KD14
Instagram: @ps250williamsburg

Principal: Rodney Young
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Thomas, I.A.

Celebrate diversity and foster a multi-lingual learning community!

P.S. 250 is a gem in the heart of Williamsburg where students experience learning in unique ways within a community that embraces them as individuals with specific needs and interests to support their achievement.

Principal Rodney Young, who has been at the helm for the past year, has made noticeably sweeping changes. Passersby on Montrose Avenue often comment on the new murals, decorative images, giant panda mascot, and aesthetic landscaping, but it’s what transpires inside the building that is most impactful. Families appreciate the 3K program, early drop-off, Saturday program, Mandarin dual-language program, and robust after school program sponsored by St. Nicks Alliance. Teachers and staff are grateful for the resources and opportunities provided to develop a collaborative culture with the common goal of supporting student success.

Our last academic assessment revealed our students are making tremendous progress, even surpassing the goals set for P.S. 250 students by the state. Students are also building and racing cars in robotics, writing and recording podcasts for argumentative units of study, and the Student Council meets weekly to voice ideas and bring them to fruition, such as field day and parent workshops. At P.S. 250 we believe it is important to support all students in developing their interests and using their voices to make a difference in their world.

Our goal is to celebrate the diversity within our community and foster a multi-lingual learning community dedicated to nurturing students’ interests, relationships, academic and social-emotional growth. We understand progress does not occur in a vacuum; active listening and honest communication with families, staff, community members, and especially our students give access to the only pathway to success.



P.S. 380
John Wayne Elementary School
370 Marcy Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Principal: Victoria Prisinzano

Check out this promotional video:


Creating a Brighter Future!

P.S. 380 is a dynamic school community full of energy and enthusiasm. We embrace challenges, strive for academic excellence and provide a warm and caring environment for children to grow.

Our staff, along with dedicated parents and community members, works collaboratively to foster the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of every child. P.S. 380 offers children in grades 3k through fifth grade rigorous learning opportunities within a safe, supportive and nurturing setting. Our high-quality instruction inspires and challenges our students to reach their highest academic potential by becoming independent and creative thinkers. In addition, we support the development of character traits that will help our students make good choices with healthy outcomes.

We are proud of the positive learning environment here at John Wayne Elementary School. We continue to work diligently to create an educational atmosphere that develops an enthusiasm for learning and lifelong learners.

Why attend our school?

We offer a wide variety of specialized programs to support all students including:
A state-of-the-art hydroponic café • a sensory room • yoga studio • outdoor classrooms •
STEAM engineering lab • science lab • award winning debate team

Did you know? P.S. 380 has much more to offer, such as:
dual language programs • self-contained classrooms • St. Nicks Alliance after school •
weekly parent workshops • partnerships with Horticultural Society and Creative Art Works


P.S. 414, Brooklyn Arbor

BK Arbor winter crafts 006 web325 South 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Principal: Eva Irizarry

Brooklyn Arbor is a comprehensive prekindergarten through fifth grade learning community committed to helping students thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment for every student where racial, linguistic, economic status/social  class, religious, cultural, gender and other identities are affirmed.  All students will receive an education that places a premium on relationships, engagement with the wider community, and scholarship.

What’s Special:

Responsive Classroom Approach, Outdoor Classroom & Garden, STEM Fridays, Family Fridays, Spanish Dual Language Program, Departmentalized 5th Grade (“mini middle school”), Partnership with St. Nicks Alliance, Fall & Spring Enrichment Clubs (including two Drama Club performances each year!), Active Parent Association and Committees, Recess Coach, Full Time Art & Music Teachers, Student Teachers

What’s New:

Hydroponics Lab, Renovated Entrance/Lobby Area, Bee Program and Chicken Coop!

Brooklyn Arbor School/P.S. 414 is a magnet school of global and ethical studies with a focus on environmental sustainability, founded in 2012.

 School Tours: November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3


Madiba Prep SY 2022 – 2023

Madiba Prep Middle School
1014 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(718) 574-2804
Check out our Instagram & Twitter

Principal: Anne Marie Malcolm

Middle School of Social Justice and Innovation

Madiba Prep Middle School of Social Justice & Innovation is in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and serves scholars in grades 6–8.  Madiba not only focuses on rigorous academics, but also the social and emotional wellbeing of our scholars. We prepare and position our scholars to take the information that they have learned in the classroom and propose a solution to real world problems within their local community and globally.  Madiba Prep, named after the anti-apartheid activist, politician, philanthropist and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, teaches its scholars to value the diversity in all human beings, respect themselves and others, be a positive role model, and participate in a variety of community service events.

Our special initiatives include the Madiba Alpha Program, which is an accelerated track where students are prepared to take the Algebra 1 and Living Environment Regents Exams in the 8th grade.  Our partnership with St. Nicks Alliance provides an eclectic mix of activities during after school hours includes chess, archery, fencing, step, S.T.E.M. or robotics, academic support, and more.


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M.S. 577
208 North 5th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
(718) 486-6211

Principal: Maria Masullo

Making Leaders, One Student at a Time!

Our school’s purpose is driven to engage, challenge, and spark out of the box opportunities. We strive to be socially conscious and provide sustainable opportunities for students to shine. These opportunities help students navigate and sharpen their tools to think critically and beyond. The teachers, staff and administration work hard to develop allies with community-based organizations and others to help nurture students with understanding what happens in the world and how they can make a difference and a huge impact.

This year M.S. 577 students have met with the mayor at Gracie Mansion and spent Law Day with Honorable Consuelo Mallafré-Melendez (Kings County Supreme Court). M.S. 577 hosted their first ever Community Law Program where students had the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with José Pérez (Deputy General Counsel & Legal Director of LatinoJustice) and Brooklyn law students. Students were also featured on NBC’s TODAY for International Women’s Day in a story on PowerPlay, a NYC organization that empowers young women through sports.

Wednesday mornings at M.S. 577 are known as Club Days, when students can choose from an array of club opportunities including: ballroom dancing, volunteering at a local animal shelter, boxing club, music, gardening, etc. Fridays are musical when volunteers showcase and teach students about musical instruments and hands-on learning.

Open House Dates: For the Fall Open House schedule or more information please call (718) 486-6211


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M.S. 582
The Magnet School for Multimedia, Technology and Urban Planning
207 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11206
(718) 456-8218

Principal: Jeffrey Merced

M.S. 582 prepares scholars to thrive in the 21st century economy. We believe scholars learn best through experience, exposure, and discovery. We pride ourselves in the opportunities we offer our scholars as they open the door to real-world contextual learning. Scholars address relevant community challenges and explore a range of career options across architecture and design, engineering, urban planning, community relations, computer programming, animation, media, arts, and sciences.

With specialty rooms like our fully operational Hydroponics Lab, Fabrication Lab, iMac Lab, Music and Art Studio, our scholars have the means to engage in projects that include cooking and nutrition, 3D printing, laser cutting, digital design, animation, music production, podcasting, broadcasting, and traditional art forms.

M.S. 582 has a long lasting relationship with Grand Street Settlement that work as our Community School partner providing our scholars and families with resources surrounding social emotional learning and wellness. We also partner with St. Nicks Alliance to offer a five day a week DYCD after-school program that includes ELA and Math support, cooking, dance, gaming, art, fashion, and theater. Our after-school teams include baseball, basketball, flag football, wrestling, softball, track, soccer, debate, and chess.

School Tours: M.S. 582 schedules its school tours and parent engagement hours every Tuesday from 10am–12pm. Call the school office to schedule an appointment or contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Collado, at



Bushwick Community High School
231 Palmetto St. 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Phone: (718) 443-3083

Principal: Llermi Gonzalez


Bushwick Community High School (BCHS) serves 16–21-year-olds who have not been successful in high school and wish to continue their education and earn a diploma. Through a safe, caring and disciplined environment, a culture of high expectations, personal bonds of trust and respect for students, a curriculum of social justice, and college and community partnerships, BCHS succeeds with students where their previous schools have failed.

The mission of Bushwick Community High School (BCHS) is for students to become empowered for positive social transformation and liberation. We educate and inspire our students to positively transform themselves, their local communities and their world at large. BCHS is organized around our conviction that college should be encouraged for ALL our students, and therefore every student should be thoroughly prepared for this challenge with a rigorous academic program. We also recognize that not all students may require college to reach their career goals, so we also teach students transferable skills that they must have to be successful in the workforce. BCHS also provides highly personalized guidance and support.

We offer:
• An opportunity for students who have not been successful in other high school(s) to thrive
• Small classes where students get more one-on-one teacher support
• Culturally Relevant and Responsive curricula
• A student advisory program
• Work-based learning program
• Diverse weekly clubs
• Paid internship and job shadowing opportunities
• Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
• Post-Secondary Planning
• College advising, internship and job placement
• On-site Hydroponics labs
• Science 3D Virtual Labs
• Momentum student leadership program
• Restorative Circles

Support Services:
All students receive support services from two experienced transfer school counselors and three social workers. We provide dedicated college counseling, and a NYU Langone clinic is onsite.

We partner with, St. Nicks Alliance, NY Sunworks, Agiri Learning Consultants, Momentum Education, and more than 21 local businesses for job placement/shadowing.

Open House Dates: (2022) October 13 (3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.); October 18 (3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.)
Apply or Email enrollment inquiries by emailing


nchsNorthside Charter High School
424 Leonard Street 4th Floor
Brooklyn NY, 11222

Principal – Conor Hale

Grades: 9–12

College Preparatory High School where your child can earn FREE college credits!

Our goal at Northside is to ensure your child is ready for college. We offer dual enrollment classes, where they will be awarded high school and college credits. We also have partnerships with the College Now program where students can take Saturday classes, and earn free credits! Our students can also enroll in AP courses for free college credits. With a 92% graduation rate, and 100% college acceptance rate for graduates, we offer a great, safe, learning environment for all.

At Northside Charter High School we offer championship athletic sports programs. We are winners of multiple championships in basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball.

Northside has many clubs for all students to enjoy. We have art, girls club, video gaming club, dance, cheerleading, hiking, and photography. Don’t see a club you like? Create your own! Northside Charter High School gives students the opportunity to create their own clubs. We want to ensure your interests are represented.

Northside Charter High School is located in Greenpoint, and serves students in the North Brooklyn community. We are adjacent from McCarren Park Pool. Our students have access to McCarren Park’s Recreation Center and more.

Northside Charter High School was established in July 2009.

Open House Dates

Wednesday, October 12th 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, October 15th 10a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25th 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15th  4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, November 19th 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 13th 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, December 17th 10 a.m.–12 p.m.


SS 2018 Progress B

PROGRESS High School for Professional Careers
850 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-0228

Principal: Mrs. Christina Cieloszczyk (“Mrs. C”)

College Pipeline to Brooklyn College & LIU!

Welcome to PROGRESS High School for Professional Careers. Our “all-inclusive” model is deeply rooted in the mission, principles, and integrated practices of our dedicated faculty and staff. The school works collaboratively with all stakeholders and actively involves them to graduate all students ready for college, career and a productive life,” says Dr. Jasmine Peña, principal.

PROGRESS High School is an exceptional school apart from other schools. First and foremost, PROGRESS High School is a college preparatory school offering free college courses for students. Students enrolled in our College Pipeline programs at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus are able to get a head start on college by enrolling in courses and earning college credit at no cost. PROGRESS views college success and opportunity as a pathway to excellence and equity in life. In addition to the early college courses, the school offers: advanced placement courses, bilingual classes, regents prep classes, computer science – principles coding, algebra for Saturday program, 18 sports, citywide marching band, and music production.

PROGRESS High School has an exceptional fine arts program offering: scenic design, 3d art & studio art, technical theater. Our Music program consists of: three full concert bands, two jazz bands, two choral ensembles; Chamber groups such as guitar ensemble, brass choir, and clarinet choir.

As per the PROGRESS HS community:

“PROGRESS is our pathway to success with support along the journey.”
Johana & Joselyn Rufino Garcia – Students

“PROGRESS High School has many awards to celebrate the success of students.”
Mosheer Azafari – Student

“PROGRESS High school where learning is the priority for students, teachers, and parents.”
Mrs. Marisol Bermudez – PTA President

School Enrollment and Tours: Any student or parent who wants to visit the campus can visit at any time. PROGRESS High School has an open door policy which allows for tours of PROGRESS High School, when any student or parent visits the school. If you prefer to set up a tour, please make an appointment with PROGRESS High School’s main office at (718) 387-0228.

For more info about PROGRESS High School’s programs email the parent coordinator, Ms. Davis at:

Author: The Greenline

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