My oldest daughter was, in PS 131 and let me say her experience and mine was horrible. I was scared, for my middle child to go there. Then God, answer my prayers they were over crowded and P.S. 10 had room and wanted my princess. I heard, wonderful thing's about this school. From, the day of registration to now this school has exceed my expectation. There administration, is so kind and on point. My child teacher, Mrs. Camastro is "Amazing" I never met such a kind, smart and wonderful teacher. My child adores her, and that is speaking volumes. I would recommend this school to anyone. There PTA is amazing, the parents and children are so wonderful. They deserve 10 out of 10. Keep up, the great work, your school rocks!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.