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K-5
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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 853
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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511 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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(718) 965-1190
(718) 369-1736
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April 29, 2014
This school is a not so hidden secret anymore. It has a strong but open leadership. The teachers are professional, friendly, and attuned to the children's needs. We have literacy and math coaches that work with the teachers for best practices. We have music, science, computer, art, and physical education classes. The physical space is large and we have a gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium. We have outdoor space for recess. Field trips and assemblies are part of the package. The school is diverse in so many ways. The PTA is a powerhouse that really puts forth the effort to run an after school program that is well attended and affordable. They try to keep the fundraising fun, and support enrichment programs that bring in a lot of the arts programs at the school. The PTA helps with teacher professional development. The school believes in whole child education and it shows. My children are very happen with the school and love their teachers and friends. I can walk them to school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
The comments: "PS 10 is what happens when school administration, teachers and parents work together to give children all they need. It's a great learning environment..." very accurately captures the ethos of this school. Our son has enjoyed IMMENSELY the 6 years there. I would recommend this school as an awesome choice for any parent whose child has a strong desire to learn and develop. I wish Ms. Scott and her team continued success.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
PS 10 has it's bright spots, though it's very easy for individual students to get lost in the shuffle due to it's size/bureaucracy (though some of this is the fault of the NYC DOE). I've found the parent-teacher coordinator to be unpleasant, but the rest of the staff are caring and try their best, and the PTA is very active.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
My son was struggling w/adjusting to his new life at PS 10. When it began to influence his behavior and impact his academics, the school went above and beyond to make US feel welcome. Never have I seen a school take so much interest in wanting a child to succeed. I owe his transformation to Mrs. Principal, for taking such special interest and care; to Mrs. Assist. Principal, for taking him under her wing; to Mr. School Counselor, for his guidance & help in getting him the outside resources he needed; and his wonderful Teachers, who were never "too busy" to sit down w/me. The administration & the teachers at PS 10 are true Educators. My son is in the 4th grade now & LOVES going to school. He's a changed kid. We could not be any happier.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
ps10 is perhaps the best NY public school I have encountered. And with admission the way it is right now that's a lot of schools to compare against.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
We have been delighted with our 6 years at PS 10. The principal, assistant principal and staff are amazing; the teachers are dedicated and the student body is diverse. The parents are very involved and it feels like everything an excellent neighborhood school should be.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
My kids love their school. The teachers are out of this world! Thank PS 10!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
PS 10 is what happens when school administration, teachers and parents work together to give children all they need. It's a great learning environment and the school is constantly striving to get better.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
I feel so fortunate to have my daughters (1st and 3rd graders) in this school, learning from wonderful teachers, supported by a strong and helpful administration, and benefiting from strong parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
I can safely say we lucked out finding this school. I've currently started looking for Junior High Schools in the Park Slope area and I've attended a few workshops provided by my employer. When asked the school my daughter attends, I mention PS 10 and the reactions are always positive. Even got a high five once....

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
The school is extremely well organized. There is a wonderful focus on creating a rewarding experience for students and a real sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
PS10 is a great school with wonderful teachers and a terrific administration, led by Laura Scott and Denise Watson-Adin.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
This is an amazing school, it is an example of a NYC Public School can be when things go right. Guided by a principal who set the tone, the faculty is caring, knowledgeable and dedicated. PS is an incredible learning environment and a wonderful community

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
I am thrilled that my son is going to PS10! He was in Kindergarten last year and is just starting first grade. His kindergarten teacher was amazing, a wonderful mix of firmness and kindness. The principal and all the staff are also wonderful, and their is a great sense of community with the parents. There is a terrific sense of pride that everyone has in the school, and so far I cannot say a bad thing about PS10.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
PS 10 thrives because of a visonary and effective prinicpal, engaged and creative teachers and active support from parents. We have wonderful programs including the Metropolitan Opera Guild (every grade, every year) and a diverse student body.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
My son, currently in the 2nd grade, has continued to have a great experience at P.S. 10. His teachers have been very supportive and constantly collaborate with us to ensure that he is getting everything out of his education. The school as a whole is diverse and has a strong parent presence. He loves going to school, seeing his many friends and actually has fun learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
My son has had the most amazing experience at this school and we are sad that it is his last year. There is a love that permeates the air in this school community that makes the children happy and enthusiastic to participate in academics and non academics and a culture of kindness that is heartwarming. The dedication of the principal and staff is inspiring and contagious so family participation is natural and entusiastic. This is a school profile that should be in every community. Some of the kids are there early and stay late and you still have to drag them out (complaining) to go home. Is this a fantastic school or what!! PS10 Rocks!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
My review is of PS10 in Brooklyn NY. If you grew up in NYC and were a product of the public school system as I was back in the 60's & 70's, then this school is like stepping back in time. What I mean is its an older building but it's like coming home and seeing your family. They utilize every available space to accommodate a diverse student body. Gifted & Talented, mainstream,physically and mentally challenged students truly share this space without prejudice. Modern touches like smart boards, Apple Computer labs and an awesome music program are integrated throughout the school. The parental involvement is legendary when it comes to fundraising, attending school plays and the now infamous Flash Mob. Full houses are the norm at these events. In 6 years my daughter has loved going to school almost everyday. Principal and Asst. Principal know my daughter and us by name and you honestly feel like being part of an extended family. Not many schools can create that environment year after year and for that we are truly blessed we chose PS10 to form the educational foundation of our daughters education.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My child is entering her 3rd year here and she has had a great experience at P.S. 10. She has had supportive teachers who have worked with us to make sure she was getting what she needed. She is excited to learn and looks forward to all that awaits her at this special school. The principal, assistant principal, faculty and parents make this a special community where our kids can experience art, music, science, technology, physical education in addition to their core learning. They go on lots of trips and neighborhood outings, taking their learning outside of the classroom. Our family goes to the beautiful school library regularly. The PTA is very active and always have exciting new ideas in the works. The growing population and increased class sizes is our only major concern. I would highly recommend this school and look forward to our youngest attending next year!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
I selected this school for my boys in particular, out of all Park Slope elementary schools, and purposefully found an apartment that was zoned for it. I made this decision after having toured 6 neighborhood schools and spoken to their administration. While they were all desirable, PS 10 is the most welcoming, diverse, supportive of ALL kids' individual needs and inclusive of differences. Difference is a strength at PS 10, not something to be squashed and mainstreamed. The teachers are the most personable I've ever encountered (I have an 8-year old, so I know who's out there by now), extremely skilled and willing to work with parents to maximize their kids' learning in the most non-threatening and creative way. The principal and assistant principal are strong, warm and determined women, who know all their kids and are there among them, day in and day out. The parent coordinator is a gem. The school nurse treats my boys like her own. The paraprofessionals and OT/PTs are caring and skilled. The after school staff are so much fun.... We've been in this school for one year now and my boys are thriving, and so am I.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
PS10 Rocks! From the dedicated Principal and Assistant Principal, in the schoolyard cheerleading the procession of kids into the door, to the administrators and parent coordinator, who work tirelessly to make sure every single child is given the best education possible, this school is incredible. They understand the value of the arts in a full education, and work hard to get funding for music. Their computer lab and library are without peer. My son has to walk a long way to get here vs. his zoned school, but he wouldn't trade it for any other. PS10 is now being used as a model for their opera program, and their security procedures are being copied by very impressed city, state and federal school safety officials. Go, Laura Scott! (Also, the BEST PTA ever!)

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
PS 10 is awesome! It's a great school! The teachers are the best in the city.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
We have two children in P.S.10. The three teachers our children have had so far have absolutely been second to none, and we are excited about this year too. This school is known for hiring highly qualified teachers. Despite a large, diverse study body, the administration has always been supportive and timely with any questions we have and principal/assistant principal are highly approachable. Library and science room are high-end facilities. Dedicated music room, gym, computer room, auditorium, and cafeteria are all still utilized as they were originally intended. Multiple after school programs offered. Biggest issue in the near future is population. Huge increase in student population and unfortunate DOE rezoning has almost doubled enrollment over the last 3-5 years. Occasionally there are lapses in communication and organization, and we would like to see even more science and technology integrated into day-to-day student life, but the overall experience for our two boys the first two years has been pretty stellar.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
I love PS 10. It's a wonderful, loving environment with a fiercely supportive community. The entire staff...the principal, the teachers, the lunchroom workers...everyone is committed to providing a productive, nurturing environment. The science and music program is terrific. Great after school program. Beautiful library and spacious gym. Parent involvement is huge. PS 10 goes way beyond great academics. I wish I could hug the whole building.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
What makes our school great are our amazing principal and assistant principal. Their priorities are to make each child feel their best, in their own individual way. If a child is unsettled, they find out what will make him/her comfortable enough to be able to learn. The principal seeks out and keeps the most effective teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
PS 10 is the definition of community. Not only are the kids treated with respect and kindness, but the parents, grandparents, family and friends of the students are treated with the same care as well. It is an organically nurturing and encouraging environment. Then when you throw in the amazing teachers and committed administration - there is no better school around. Five Stars absolutely!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
Incredible principal, faculty and parent community make this school a wonderful place for my two boys to learn and grow. My oldest son is now in 3rd grade and my youngest is in 1st. Every year has been fantastic. The school supports the whole child, and as much as possible, ensures that students get exposure to and a balance of music, art, theater, physical education and academics. The teachers are terrific. There is a growing PTA and parent community that is incredibly active and supportive. The library is beautiful and the science program is strong. The kids are hands on from day one -- learning how to be scientists in everything they do. The after school program offers a wonderful variety of options-soccer, yoga, gymnastics, drama, puppet making, cooking, various art classes, guitar, percussion, gardening, lego club, etc.). The school community is warm, creative and supportive. We are so happy to be part of the PS 10 family. It's a special place.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
My family has been at PS10 for 4 years now, and we love it. This school is really wonderful for so many reasons. Caring teachers and great administrators who works with teachers and parents to make the school the best it can be. The principal is dedicated to educating the whole student--so visual arts, theater, and music classes get just as much attention as science and math. The parents are really involved and committed to the school, and what's important, the principal appreciates and encourages their help. As with most public schools, however, the down side it a little too much emphasis on test prep and homework, plus class sizes are unfortunately rising to due city/state budget cuts. Yet the principal is really creative in getting grants and working with corporate and non-profit partners to fill in the gaps.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2010
My granddaughter has a fantastic time there, she never wants to go home, and doesn't want to stay home when she is sick. She just loves school too much to stay away.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2010
Everyone cares about the education of the children and making it better everyday This school has so much to offer its amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
A fabulous principal who listens to parents and teachers, motivated teachers that really care about students, and a great PTA all combine for a wonderful neighborhood school. Great programs for Physical Education, Music, Science, Art, and Library.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It is great school with a well put to use Auditorium and Gym, Great teachers and caring staff. Fun and interesting After school program run by the PTA they have a great science teacher, she inspires kids to explore science.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Amazing administration, fantastic teachers, involved parents, engaged students... what more could you want in a school? We have been incredibly happy and our children love school. A magical place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Incredible music program (my kindergartner has some form of music 4 days a week), great teachers, gorgeous library, great science teacher, great after school program (tons of options-soccer, yoga, gymnastics, drama, puppet making, cooking, various art classes, guitar, percussion, gardening), wonderful community feel.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Great principal, staff, and awesome facilities. It's getting better and better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
After doing parochial school, PS 10 was an eye opener with all the programs and extra-curricular programs that the staff and PTA can offer the students, what a marvelous oppurtunity. Truly a hidden secret, but not so secret anymore. Very accommodating and user friendly for getting parents involved and staying in the know about things that concern the school, the student in relation to the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Because they have a wonderful library and a great music program.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
This is a great school! Creative learning in the classroom. Friendly and welcoming administration. Amazing PTA and involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2009
Kids, Parents, Teachers and Administration work together to make the school a great experience for any and every child.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
Our principal is great. The school community is great. The music and art programs are terrific. The library is fantastic. The science labs are nice. And the teachers are dedicated, hard working, nurturing folk!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
It is such a warm school from the art on the walls to the Principal, Laura Scott smiling & greeting the children by their names. There is such an appreciation for child led learning that shows in the programs they create like Opera in the school. They make learning & exploring fun by combining science with arts as often as they can & you can see the children get excited to learn!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Vibrant community, lots of parent involvement and great enrichment classes

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
It is a wonderful community. Everyone (teachers, parents, kids) help whoever they can. It is a true community, not just a school.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
P.S.10 isn't just a school,It's a big family of students and teachers.We all help one another in a community effort that is amazing.When anyone enters the school they feel welcomed by our Lovely security and staff.The students are respectful, kind and outgoing.The parents are so involved and contribute to the wonderful things that are being accomplished. You just Can't top 10!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Everything about it....the staff, the leadership, the kids, the parents....PS10 is a community full of smiling faces!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 20, 2009
This is a wonderful school who strives to give their students the best care, instruction and management. The teachers are dedicated professionals who help all their children reach their best potential for now and the future. The school community is close -knit and there are always many exciting endeavors to parents and children to involve themselves in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
P. S. 10 is a great school. Our teachers care about our kids as much as their own parents do. Our parents are involved and appreciate the hard work our teachers do for their kids. Parents are always there to lend a hand and raise funds for needed items. Our pricincipal is great and encourages parent involvement. Parents and staff enjoy doing things for the school before, during and after the regular school hours.Our school is a community in which all work together for the benefit of the children, and it shows in our test scores and on the faces of our students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers are great and my child has been taught to love learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love the comradery amongst the parents and the teachers. People volunteer their time at lunch, afterschool, and whenever they can. No parent misses teacher conferences and the teachers go above and beyond. I love the diversity amongst the children. The afterschool program this year looks great and it run by the PTA. This school is truly the best kept secret in Brooklyn. Oh yeah, dont forget the million dollar library in the school. Reading is a major focus as well as writing. The MET collaborates with the children and creates a play for them to perform every year. My daughter is in second grade this year and they get to perform on stage. I am so excited!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love the staff and all the activities my children get to participate in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It's warm, welcoming, has excellent teachers and the principal is wonderful

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
PS 10 fosters a safe, nurturing and creative learning environment which champions each child's abilities.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
I love this school. I have a daughter who graduated 5th grade, another going into 3rd grade, and a so starting K at P.S. 10. Ms. Scott, the principal is a wonderful leader. It is reflected in every area of the school. The teachers, staff and administrator are warm, professional and engaging. The work is challenging and caters to all levels of learners. There are many programs that enrich and empower the 'whole' child. They apply learning to the real world with a wide array of projects and trips. It feels like one big extended family. Most importantly, P.S. 10 creates a winning formula that inspires my children to enjoy their learning experience and want to be there every day.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2009
In the G and T class for K this year. Lots of progress in reading and math, plus plenty of time for play, inquiry based learning in science, music, etc. Teacher differentiates for students at all levels, some very advanced. Good variety of trips, specials teachers add a great deal, especially music, science, and art. Nice families and welcoming school community.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
My daughter started K in 2008 and we couldn't be happier.The teachers are great, the atmosphere of the school is excellent and the principal is wonderful.

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- submitted by a teacher
October 25, 2004
This school is great it's like one big family the principal knows the kids by there frist names. And you can almost always find her to help you with your promblems. And the new P.A. Is also very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
As a teacher myself, and a former staff member of P.S. 10, I walked away with a spot in my heart for ever person in the school Their hearts extend out to the children every second of the day, and make learning a positive environment. I received so much training, and tons of love form the principal, as well as the other teachers. You just can't top P.S. 10!

- submitted by a teacher
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P.S.10 Magnet School for Math, Science & Design Technology
511 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11215
(718) 965-1190
Last modified P.S.10 Magnet School for Math, Science & Design Technology is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
P.S.10 Magnet School for Math, Science & Design Technology Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top