School is great! They are being helpfull and caring for children. Ration to class should be less. This year cigna class 32 students????? One teacher???? It should be fixed...
Excels when making sure your child's needs are met! The staff that helps the children receiving services is very professional and make sure to make you and your child feel like just the same as the other children and parents.
I was excited that 215 is my zone school. I called for the information about registering my child to kindergarten in this school. Someone answered my phone and told me about the docouments that I have to bring with me. I have to bring the child, but she did not tell me about the time from 9 to 11. I got to the school at 11:10, and got rejected by the security guard. I called the office and spoke to the person who does the registration, she said if I called in, someone must told me about the time. I told her if someone told me about the time limit, I would not bring my kid out at that weather (28 degree). I told her I was in school at that moment. She told me to come backnext week because she will be in lunch at 11, but she was in the phone with me at that time. she told me that I have to come back next week. It was 28 degree at that time. I believe that if a person who really care about the kids and parents, he/ she will not just send me home and have we come back next week because of the person who answered the phone failed to tell me the time. The very first experience with this school made me so dissapointed. I hope other suff in the school will care about the children
The principal of this school does not have an open door policy. She does not speak with parents regarding changes the school is making. She had decided to eliminate ESL classes and insert ESL students into regular classes without speaking to parents. This school was once a great school that has fallen off its since Ms Bove became principal. Many parents have been unhappy with Ms. Bove as principal.
PS 215 is one of the best schools in brooklyn due to the leadership of Ms. Bove and her staff and administration. The teachers work hard to make sure every child receives the proper education to be successful citizens in our society. Children are number 1 in PS 215. However, it would be nice to see more parents coming to the PTA meetings and getting involved.
I would like to thank my daughter's teacher, Ms. Gilroy for being an absolutely terrific teacher.! My daughter learned a great deal this year because of Ms. Gilroy's constant praise, patience and excellent skills as a teacher. She was not only loving and nurturing to her students, but she also made herself easily accessible to the parents. Again, on behalf of my daugher and the other children in her class I would like to thank Ms. Gilroy for being a wonderful teacher.
Some of this school's program do not work as advertised. A class can start with a certain foreign language, then it abrubtly ends in a middle of the term, then another language starts next year and lasts for a few months. As an outcome, children do not learn any foreign language. On an Italian language afterschool program, children are busier with coloring and computers rather than learning a language. I noticed the same about other afterschool programs like math, science, violin. There are probably half of such classes are quality lessons , the other half is just a waste of time. This needs to get improved.
In regards to Mrs. Bocchino. I 100% agree with the parent comment below. Mrs. Bocchino is a wonderful teacher. My daughter has learned how to do independent studies. She has learned so much this year more than any other school year. I really do appreciate what you have done for my daughter. Overall PS 215 is a wonderful school. Sue and Mrs. Torres does a great job protecting the kids. Mrs. Bove is also doing a great job with the school.
On behalf of my daughter and other parents, I want to thank my daughter's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lynch, for being a great educator, a loving caretaker and a very nice person. My daughter learned a lot for this year and found many friends in Mrs. Lynch's class. We will always have the warmest memories about her kindergarten.
My kids attend this school currently and everything about this school is A plus and im so particular !!
This school is excellent. Teachers are great and respectful to the students. Kids are polite and intrested in educational process. Great Music Band (Thank You, Mr.Moritz!), great after school programs, great parents involvment, friendly and supporting Principal and Teachers, strong Security Team. I'm very happy with our son's progress at this school and i feel that we made a right decision to choose PS 215 for our son.
My son attends this school and he loves it. the teachers and the principal are great. The new principal has implemented some great after school programs and weekend classes as well. I am extremely impressed with the excitement and energy the teacher demonstrates and the over culture of the school is to focus on the child's education. It's great!
My son graduated this school last year. My son received a very good education. Principal, teahers, and stuffs do a very good job take care of student. I strongly recommend this school.
i use to go to this school and i loved it!all the teachers were so nice to me!
My children attend P.S.215 however this was my daughters' last year at the school. I have to say that she recieved a very good education at the school. The principal did a very great job however I never really felt comfortable talking to her. The teachers for the most part are very easy to talk to. Also I must say our school security by far is the best you can be sure that your child is safe from the minute they arrive till the end of their day at P.S. 215 Thank You Agents Susan Crawford and Carol Torres.
Last night was sports night for the 4th and 5th graders (fundraiser for our troops). The event was a huge success thanks to Mrs. Christine Marcus. The principal Gail Feuer and Asst. Principal Ellen Resnick and all the amazing teachers that make PS 215 the remarkable school that it is. The children displayed true sportsmanship and the event was very well organized. I could not ask for a better education. She is receiving a well rounded wonderful education with so much care. I wish she could stay in this school forever!
The school is okay. Teachers tend to spend more time on reading than in math. The school tries to expand their extra-curricular activities for the children. The principal and assistant principal are not very approachable when there are problems even though they state they have an open door policy. Cluster teachers also need to know how to use their time probably, instead of having children sit in the auditorium or watch television shows. Our children go to school to learn. Discipline also needs to be reinforced to children that needs it, not to the entire grade during lunchtime.
I go to P.S.215. I love it. I'm in 5th grade and my teacher's name is Mrs.Bocchino. I'm in the Sigma program (students intellectually gifted multi-talented achievers). I'm so sad it's my last year in this school. If you cared about your kids education, you would take them here.
My child was kept out of the violin program because she is in Special Ed and has a slight behavioral problem. Other than the unfairness that takes place in the music program, this is a well rounded school.It is my wish that a synopsis of the details of the P.T.A meeting was sent home with the children so that parents who work can share in the school news and the P.T.A. experience. The principal and vice-principal are committed to excellence and this school rivals some of the best private schools.
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