October 03, 2009
Inventive with curriculum (it spearheaded a dual language immersion program two years ago), and committed to the academic, artistic, althletic as well as emotional growth of its students, Public School 58 is a place where amazing teachers, parents and students become collaborators in education. 58 boasts exemplary teachers, fine facilities including gym, auditoium, new science lab, computer room and llbrary as well as two outdoor play areas and it's across the street from the lovely, green Carroll Park. Arts and music are alive and well here, with vital programs like Studio in the School, in-school programs from the Met and Guggenheim and a rare strings music program for all students in grades 3 through 5. The PTA builds on it all by running wonderful after school classes like robotics, martial arts, knitting, art history, tennis, Japanese drumming, cooking, orchestra, track and field. Many teachers and staff are from Carroll Gardens which only adds to its strong sense of community. Wow. I'm proud to have my kids there.
- submitted by a parent