From the PS39 PTA: PS39 is a wonderful school and gem in D15, but it is now facing severe overcrowding with no relief in site. Parents considering moving to the PS39 zone and those already living in the zone must be aware that they are not guaranteed a spot at the school. The DOE is working on trying to find a new school to deal with overcrowding within the zone, but the process is slow.
PS 39 is a wonderful school, perhaps the most well rounded of all the amazing schools in District 15. It is academically excellent, has a tremendous principal, teachers who go above and beyond and a committed parent body. It has small classes and loads of enrichment. Test scores and PTA contributions are rising rapidly. The school just added an after school program in fall 2012. My two children are thriving there.
PS 39 is a gem of a school. The teachers are truly dedicated and the parent association is very strong. There are many school events, such as an nternational potluck dinner, Halloween party, and carnival, where the parents and teachers come together to make this school a true community. Ms. De Paz (principal) is super. My daughter feels great about herself, has many friends, and is academically challenged.
My son trots off to school happily every morning and comes home every afternoon with accounts of all the interesting events and knowledge he has gained throughout the day. The principal is really really smart, aware, caring and approachable, as are the teachers and staff members. Great combo!
P.S. 39 is like the good thing in the small package. It is a small building but, the education is huge. Children learn all they need to know to become achievers. We are very proud of all of the children in the school. I personally love them all.
It is a wonderful little school. My daughter is very happy there, and the academic level is excellent.
Wonderful family atmosphere; small class size; informed and caring leadership; great enrichment programs; wonderful teachers...I could go on and on!!!!
i think the children are learning very well in this school. My compliments.
Because my grandchild attends it and loves her school and teachers and is obviously learning a great deal.
I am very proud of the progress my granddaughter has made at P.S.39. She is challenged and happy. What more could we ask for?
This is a great school! The kids love it and are learning! Lots of great programs and enrichment!
Both my children have received a tremendous education at PS39. The teachers are wonderful!
A true neighborhood school, where all the kids know each other--and all the teachers know all the kids! PS 39's small size means small class size and more attention from the excellent, dedicated staff. The past four years, under Principal Anita DePaz have seen the school grow and flourish--our kids love it!
I have to disagree with the last reviewer's comment about working parents not being welcome at PS 39. My husband and I both work full-time and have a daughter in Kindergarten at PS 39 (she started last year for pre-k). We have always felt welcome at school, and found her teachers and the administration willing and able to communicate with me via phone, email or in person when I have been able to be at school. This year, I am a class parent, involved in fundraisers and truly enjoying meeting many new people at the school. There's an active Yahoo group for parents to keep up with the issues of the school, and no shortage of information that comes home each day. PS 39 is a special place, one my daughter feels very much at home in, and one I appreciate more and more each day.
Great neighborhood school with smallish class sizes and a fabulous teachers, staff and principal. Plus a great PTA!
PS 39 is the best elementary school ever! It's one of the oldest school houses in the city, which makes it very intimate and warm.
PS39 is like a second family. It's an incredible community of teachers and parents who are wonderful influences for our kids. My daughter has learned so much and we have made treasured friendships. The school's approach to teaching each individual child based on their needs is outstanding. They provide excellent support to the teachers to make sure they have the tools to assess and challenge every child in the class room. They all deserve gold medals.
A gem of a school hiden within Brooklyn. A great school that reaches for the stars for all children.
It's warm and friendly, it's small and everyone knows each other; all the teachers know all the kids, there are no hallways, the kids walk from room to room through classrooms and don't disturb the class that's going on; the teachers get G&T education without imposing a G&T structure, so there's no feeling of elitism; the principal is warm and smart and welcoming and has been there in one position or other for over 2 decades, and my child is thriving! she was adopted and she's just thriving!
PS 39 is a small and very welcoming school where the excellent teachers are excited to be teaching there. Everyone who works in the school knows almost all the children by name. It feels like a family. The teachers are progressive, caring, and good collaborators. My kids love it!
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