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PK-8
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Bellerose, NY
Students enrolled: 697
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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74-10 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose, NY 11426

(718) 479-3920
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September 11, 2014
I graduated from this school in june and was in class 803, like the two previous comments. Let me just say something about this school- I have never witnessed any kind of bullying, teachers DO care if a student is not exceeding in their class, and this is probably one of the safest schools in the city. It is nothing like Martin Van Buren HIgh School. 266 offers many activities like drama club, cross country, leadership program, best buddies, ARISTA, real heroes, and there was a girls basketball team. I can say that 266 was the best 5 years of my life and I miss my 266 family so much. Sending your children here would be the best choice you can make. -Graduate of 2014

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2014
I just graduated from this school. I was in class 803, like the previous comment showed. However, I do not agree at all with what that person said about this school. This school greatly lacks extra curriculars, and although the school has anti-bullying assemblies, they do not know how to deal with the issue itself. I was beat up by a boy in seventh grade (and I'm a girl), and yet he did not even get suspended. All he got was a phone call home. Knives are being brought to school, some of the teachers don't care if a student is suffering in his/her class. The gym teacher doesn't even do his job, because all he does is hand out some basketballs each day we had him while he sat back and talks to whatever teacher is with him. We only played soccer for three days and softball for two days out of the entire school year. This school is beginning to go on a downward spiral, and I would not be surprised if it became like the Martin Van Buren high school close by. However, there are some pretty good teachers, and there is a program that can help prepare your children for the state test. Besides that, though, sending your child to this school would not be the most beneficial of choices.

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2013
PS IS 266 is an amazing school. I am in 8th grade this year and i have been in this school since kindergarten. I love their after school activities like the drama club, extended day, cross country, and volleyball. The staff tries to prevent bullying by creating programs like best buddies (Kids from 266 and the special ed kids come together and become friends to show that everyone can be friends) and the real heroes committee. In 7th and 8th grade there are specialized placement classes for those who tend to learn faster than the rest of their grade, those students take both the earth science regents and the integrated algebra regents. I was in sp in 7th grade and i am also in it this year. The teachers in this school are very kind and helpful. My favorite part of this school are the talents, in 6th grade you get to chose from 3 talents that you will take 3 times a week for the next 3 years. There is band, art, and computers (i am in band). This school uses a lot of electronics, we have ipads, macbooks, smart boards and more. I really recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2013
I like this school because it has high quality teachers. Also, the teachers allow me to come up during lunch time and get help from them.Finally, the trips are really fun.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2013
PS / IS 266 provides an amazing and unique learning environment. Technologically savvy and staff who are caring and dedicated. This school strives to give the students the tools to succeed and the parents to be able to support their children as parents, not as teachers, all as a team effort. There does need to be some tightening about the tolerance of bullies and bullying. feel parent-to-parent involvement should be facilitated by the school administration acting as a catalyst to ensure parents can be in contact with one another when there is a situation ongoing between students.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
i have been going to this school for a while and while i was here i have been disrespected and judged because i have a disability and my style and size. This school doesn't have any good extra curricular activities. they only have a girls basketball team which i so rude because alot of guys like to play basketball. i think they need to add new things to this school pronto!!

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2011
Dedicated administration, faculty, parents, and students make this school the wonderful learning environment that it is.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
While I did not go to this school, my parents did attempt to apply me to 266 (I was transferring out of another school) and they were immediately turned down due to the fact that we didn't live in district 26. Though, there are many students who attend this school who don't live in district 26. I don't know what the school had against us, but I found it rude to just blatantly turn me down without really knowing anything except that i didn't live in district 26.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2010
This school has the most wonderful extensions to the curriculum, like Real Heroes, the Green committee, Faces and a great PTA.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2010
I'm so glad that my girls are part of the wonderful community that P.S./I.S. 266 offers. They are receiving an excellent education and the staff is friendly and courteous. It is a well run school!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
5 Star, for the students and the wonderful dedicated teachers there! The students are Blessed to have this great &new exciting school!!

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2009
I so much disagree with the December 10th post. It is like she is describing a different school. This school, because it is small, focuses on the children more than I have seen in other schools. And because we are small, the teachers are able to focus where a student needs help the most. In PS/IS 266, the students come first and they are not lost among others. I also disagere about the diversity of this school. It is a fully diverse school with evey ethnic group included in the mix without any cause. As for 'issues' in the school, there is none. I have never seen more caring students, especially the older kids with the younger kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2009
This is my childs first year here at the school. She won the lottery and is in her final year at the school. This school has all the resources for learning however they need to include some cultural diversity learning programs and or training on the student level as well as the faculty. The ratio of African American Students to others is quite low and their seems to be some issues among the students. I have spoken to the dean and he assures me he will bring up my concerns to the appropriate individuals.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
266 is great and the facility members are exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
i love psis 266 because its a very good school and one of the best

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
266 is the best so as the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This is my sons first experience in school and so far he loves it! He is learning so much. First second week of school he knew the days of the week!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
My children have loved this school since they began 6 years ago. Besides the wonderful diversity, the curriculum is challenging and there is a strong sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
I love the teachers who are the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
This is our secind year at 266.I can't speak more than I have about the exceptional administrators,teachers,staff,students and parents. Students are in a rigorous academic environment where they're nurtured,loved and challenged everyday.This is a unique school where everyone knows your name!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
My son has consistently had fantastic teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
As a parent of a daughter that goes to this school, I would recommend it to anyone who ask. The principal, ap, teachers & deans are all at the top of the profession. The education and caring that these people give to our children are priceless

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Very organized, disciplined,and safety school environment; helps always there when needed by school staffs; great school, great teachers and great staffs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
My daughter has had terrific teachers

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
The school has a wonderful positive learning environment. My kids love going to school. The staff are encouraging to the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
It's a great school. A small environment that focuses on learning and enjoying it! It's a wonderful place for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
convenient,close,HS in same campus so I've my daughter &both my sons together, my youngest son is here since prek(now in 3rd grade)also like that it goes from prek-8th grade makes transition from elementary to middle school easier,capable teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Its a happy place to be. My children love going to school. They love their teachers. Teachers are welcoming. Its an open door policy. Communication via e-mail, which I love especially in this day of age.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
PS/IS 266 is a very well rounded school. Its academics are very good. They have a lot of specials like gym , music, spanish. The afterschool programs are also very good. The teachers are top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
PS 266Q has a frindly dedication staff population. I honestly feel that my child is receiving a great education. The values instilled within the school will probably outlast his sstay. The campus is bright and beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Great school. Very reponsive to my child's scholastic needs.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
I love P.S. 266 because its close by home, excellent teachers and most important its programs that they offer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
We have a great school community, led by Ms. Scott. The school leadership strives to build life long learners among the students and to foster civic engagement. Everyone from the security guard to the office staff knows my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
The school, although is much further from the local, zoned school for my children, has alot more to offer. It has an after school program for my son, this way he doesn't come home and play video games and watch TV. And, its K is at a 1st grade level, which is great because my daughter misses the cutoff date for the year because she's a January baby.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
This school takes serious care of my kids. The teachers are professional, friaendly and cooperative with parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Excellant academic staff and quite, gaurded and safe environment for the school. Combined ps/is in one building makes a better united place for kids, parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
I am the proud parent of three children that attend ps 266. Let me start by saying that i have to say that coming from a private school i am privileged to have won the lottery for my kids. The school is great the curriculm, activities, teachers even the whole school staff are just wonderful caring people. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
The school is on a beautiful and safe campus. All the teachers are great! The parents are friendly and work together to keep the PTA strong.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
This is a wonderful school, where the Principle is open to new ideas and she has the best interest for all of the school community. Lots of parental involvement and the teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
High percentage of parent involvement, inspired teachers, innovative programs initiated to benefit the community both inside and outside the school to teach children to give of themselves, provides great support to parents by providing reduced cost, fun family events and is very clean and well maintained despite deep budget cuts. This school deserves the receipt of this monetary gift as much as any other school possibly could due to it's goals of turning out well-educated, caring, environmentally responsible and kind children from kindegarten to junior high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
PS?IS 266 is a school where the kids come first. Ms. Scott & Mr. Winter really cares about each and every students. The teachers are just as caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
My children are doing so well. They have so much to offer to the students and work really well with improving every year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
PS/IS 266 is a great school because of the wonderful dedicated teachers and involved parents. The testing scores for this public school have continued to be excellent. Not only is education emphasized but so is community service. The atmospher is friendly and the PTA is extremely active and supportive. My family and I are very happy to be a part of this positive school environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
PS/IS 266 is one big family. From pre-k to 8, every student watches out for one another. The older students know that the younger students are looking up to them. BEcuase of this they become mentorsinstead of succumbing to negative peer pressure. We have a real heroes program, so all students do random acts of kindness and community service. We have a Green Committee that helps with recycling, wellness, and even has yoga for adults! All the staff, students and parents make this a place that makes waking up early a pleasure....

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
congratulations to the principle and teachers on having great score in state exams.we are thankful for ur efforts and dedication.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
I love the school my daughter is their for pre k and has Ms Dworkin and Ms Leak and they are great the program is excellent.The best thing is that my daughter looks forward to go to school everyday .She comes homes and talks about all the new stuff she learned for the day keep up the good work

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
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March 04, 2008
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December 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 13, 2007
the teachers really have a passion for the students. Over the first few weeks of the school year the teachers know all of your names and they get to know your personality. The teachers feel as if it was their job to get to know everyone. if you think about it each of our teachers see about a hundred students daily and some even 2 hundred.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2007
this school is really tops.all of the teachers really care about the students and the acendemics are off the charts.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
I highly recommend PS/IS 266. My daughters have attended PS/IS 266 since it opened 4 years ago. The teachers are wonderful and my children continue to thrive in a nurturing enviornment.

- submitted by a parent
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Ps Is 266
74-10 Commonwealth Blvd, Bellerose, NY  11426
(718) 479-3920
Last modified Ps Is 266 is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps Is 266 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top