I am pleased to inform other parents and students that PS 222 is a school that I would highly recommend. My son entered PS 222 in the 3rd grade after coming from a private school. We were concerned with the transition and whether he would continue to thrive as well as adjust. He did extremely well and had a fantastic teacher who he had for two years consecutively. He is now in Jr High and adapting well (even though I don't know if I am). Let me also say that the principal Ms. Blake was truly wonderful and approachable which for us meant alot. We are still receiving information from PS 222 PTA which I also appreciate wholeheartedly.
Best school in Brooklyn. The teachers are the kindest folks caring inidvidually for each child. My son has been here for 2 semesters and we love it.
I purposely moved to Marine Park so my children could attend this school. I find it to be very good. As a teacher myself, I have been pleased with the teachers on the most part.
I am a product of catholic school and was nervous about public school. PS 222 has changed any thoughts that I had about public schools. The teacher and staff are phenomenal, the parents are more like family than fellow parents. We have an excellent group of students. No discipline problems and well rounded children are coming out of this school. I am proud to be a 222 parent.
P.S. 222 is an excellent school, staffed by people who truly care about what they do. I myself attended this school, and I am proud to be sending my older daughter....the school is consistently on top, and I couldn't be happier. My younger daughter will follow her big sister in a year and a half! I especially love the way the Kindergarten Eagle II class is shaping my daughter's learning. The students are motivated to set their own goals and achieve to their highest potential.
I've had kids in PS222 starting in 1997. The school has consistently been great even with the change of principal and assistant principals, and the turmoil of Bloomberg's reforms. Each year we are so pleased with our teachers that we can't imagine having a better one, until the next year when we feel the same way again. One of my kids has a developmental disability for which he has a 1:1 classroom para, plus speech and occupational therapies all at PS222. We couldn't be happier with the individuals who work with him, and the continuity and support he has received through the years. Since 9/11 PS222 has had limited funding and staffing for PE, music & arts, but has managed to fit some in, and we appreciate it.
I have had three sons go to this school (all in the districts Eagle II program). Although I have some concerns about the turnover of principals in recent years and the disolution of the district office responsible for the gifted program, it appears that the academic rigor has been maintained. I see a renewed dedication to maintaining the arts programs as the school's band has been reinstated (with students auditioned and then instructed in flute, coronet, trumpet, trombone, and percussion). Within the Eagle program - students have been adequately prepared and therefore excelled in all standardized testing areas. I was disappointed when the school discontinued their participation as a Magnet School for Distance Learning as their computer resources have probably gone without proper updating and maintainance as a result. Still they have a working computer lab and classroom computers. Children graduate well-prepared for middle school. Building could be better cared for.
My family has a long history with PS 222, not only am a graduate of the school but I also have 2 sons who have grauated from the school and a daughter who is in her final year there. This is a wonderful school. The staff and administration are highly trained and strongly dedicated to providing the best education possible to the children.
My daughter attends P.S. 222 for the last 2 years (Pre-K and K) and it's been a wonderful experience for my family. School is very clean (especially comparing to my older kids private school) and well organize. Safety and discipline in the high level. Both teachers my daughter had were absolutely amazing and highly skilled. I am very pleased with my daughter progress, who is reading chapters books and writing book reports. I would definitely recommend this school.
Good School. Sometimes the focus is on the Citywide tests rather than the academics but oveall education is good. Music study is available through VH1 grant but limited. Foreign language not emphasized. A lot of pressure in the 4th grade.
The principal is doing a wonderful job at this school with the money she is given. The school has a warm, open, family fell to it. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. I am proud to be a part of such a great Public School.
In my opinion, PS 222 is doing a wonderful job with all of the great programs that are available to the students. My son has definitely excelled since starting in September. Keep up the good work!
I think there should be more parent involvement. Since 9/11 they don't allow the parents in the school as much as they used to for security reasons. I think that's to bad because the children (I know my children) love when parents come to the school for class parties, etc.
In my opinion, this is one of the best public schools in the district. It has the best teaching staff. All of which are dedicated & professional. My daughter graduates next year & I will be so sorry to be leaving!
I have two children that attend P.S. 222 the eldest child is in the Eagle program and the youngets is in a conclusion class. Both children have progressed very well. Based upon their homework, classwork and projects all are aligned to the state curriculum and standards and have prepared my children to meet those standards while having positive and rich academic and social experiences.
My son is in Pre-K and I am delighted with his teacher as well as the social skills he is developing. In my son's class each child has a special day once a month. On that day they assist the teacher with the calendar by counting the days, preparing the weather calendar, etc. The parent(s) of that child are encouraged to come and help out in class. I have enjoyed my time in class and think this is a great way for parents to get involved and see what occurs during the school days. This school does a lot to encourage parents to participate. I'm glad my son is in this school and highly recommend it.
I am the parent of a 7 year-old second grader. Living in Marine Park, we couldn't be more pleased and fortunate that she has the benefit of going to PS 222. Her learning experience has been extraordinary. She loves to go to school and can't wait to learn new ideas. It is apparent that PS 222 is building a solid foundation for my daughter to continue her education beyond the required grade levels. We are hoping my son, soon to be of school-age, will benefit as well from the experience had by his sister. NYC school officials need to and must support programs that ensure the level of education received at schools like PS 222 for the future of our children and country.
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