P.S.122 is like a second home to me. I've been here since kindergarten and am now in the 8th grade graduating class of 2010. The teachers here are amazing and every single one of my teachers I plan on visiting after I graduate. I have built lasting bonds with not only the teachers but with the students as well. We're all a bigh happy family at 122. It is just such a welcoming school. I know my mom has loved taking her part in the school as well in the PTA. Overall, 122 is just a great school.
This is my first year in the school and so far I am impressed with the curriculum
My daughter joint p.s122 from 3rd grade.She is doing great in her study.Thanks to all the teachers and everyone,who are involved.Thanks
I am a parent and my Daughter Caitlin is in 3rd grade in Mr. Hartofilis's class. He is an amazing teacher who teaches his children teh right way and you have an amazing school.
march 15: Most if the kids who come from outside the district are there because hey tested into the Gifted and Talented program at P.S. 122, which is a school within the school known as the Academy. This is in accordance with policy instituted by the NYC DOE. Perhaps if you did a little bit of research about your child's school you wouldn't see conspiracies where none exist.
To the parent who posted on March 15th: Since PS 122 has the Academy program students are not required to live within the zone-- many kids test in based on their performance. In addition, perhaps it is not the parents you should be upset with, but rather a public school system who does not have the same level of education citywide. I have never felt like this school is overcrowded and compared to other neighboring schools PS122 has adequete amount of space and facilities.
great school. good teachers nice teacher. great lunch food . great school
The staff at this school are very supportive. I feel extremely fortunate that my son was educated at this school
I feel very fortunate that my daughter is at this school. She is in the G and T Academy but the general school is fantastic, too, and sets high expectations for all the children. There are several parent workshops each month, and events for the whole family such as Math/Literacy Family Night, Culture Night, and concerts. The students receive a well rounded education, with art, music, dance, computers, Spanish, in addition to their core academic subjects. My daughter is ready high quality literature with meaningful themes as part of her studies and her teacher is committed to her growth. I found this true of her teacher last year as well. The principal and APs really set a high standard of excellence, while nurturing the children.
We have one child at P.S. 122, and we have been very pleased with the qulity of the school so far. Our daughter's Kindergarten and First Garde teachers have been wonderful and suppotive, and even in an age of ever-expanding class sizes, the techers manage to focus on our daughter's individual needs and interests.
This is the first year for my 2nd and 4rd graders at Public School, I've should have known better 4 years ago and have saved the money for private school for college! 122 is a great school with great teachers, very well organized, friendly and secure environment. Champions is a wonderful after school program! My kids go to school happy everyday. The opportunity to join chorus or play an instrument adds to the fun, they have a great music program with enthusiastic teachers.
122 is just awesome. You can talk to all the teachers because they really know you and are your friends. Everything just flows, it s not like you re just reading from the text book because you get to do so much more creative projects and interact with your classmates. I m going to graduate this year and move on to high school and I will definitely miss P.S.122.
This is an excellent school but like all NYC public schools it's ability to teach kids is being crippled by standardized testing requirments that break up knowledge into little tiny 'factoids' appropriate to US Today but not the classroom.
I loved 122, because every teacher was your friend and we were able to talk to them comfortably about our lives and just have fun with them. I admit, there was some pressure to do well on tests, but it made me want to try my hardest and it was great preparation for highschool. After 122, i assure you, highschool will a breeze!
My daughter is in her third year at the scool and we are thrilled. I do agree that there is a lot of pressure to keep test scores high. The after school program is run by an amazing director, Ms. Vasquez. Great school, great teachers.
The school is run top-down. Principal is not parent friendly. Without the Academy for the Gifted, the school would be middle of the road.
I must say that after 8 years in that building it became my home, the staff and the students became my big dysfuctional family. The school offers limitless possibilities for students but its is up to the student to decide how many of those opportunities he/she takes advantage of
This is my child's third year in 122. The 'academy' challenges it's students, but at times there can be too much pressure considering the ages of these children. This school is extremely 'project' oriented. This means a lot of extra work for parents with relatively no guidelines supplied by teachers. I agree with the parent who mentions that the principal is not really open to parent's comments. She is quite standoffish when receiving comments and/or suggestions. If your child is under-challenged in his/her school then this is a good place to be. If he/she is not mature for her age, I would not recommend this program as they really push the kids. Note: some teachers are more like drill sergeants.
Yes, the school is great - academically. However, it lacks a true sense of community. It is my belief that community starts at the top. That said, the principal at the school is not open to true parental involvement. Learning Leaders is a great program which the parent coordinator has tried to implement. The parents, for the most part, do truly want to be involved but are stopped at the door, figuratively speaking. Yes, the school is great but it could be greater if the parents were allowed to contribute as much as they had.
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