I am excited that my child will be attending this school as a kindergarten student next year. I hope that he will have a wonderful experience.
My daughter is a first-grader at PS 222. Her kindergarten year was perfect. She was an ESL student who spoke no English at all when she first started. Her teacher was great and helped her make the transition to English as smooth as possible. By mid year she was communicating freely with her peers and succeeding a great deal in her studies. The first grade has been also great so far. She definitely learned a lot. Her reading and math skills improved immensely. The school staff is very courteous and polite. They communicate with parents often. I wish they were more tech-savvy, for I'd like to be able to communicate with a teacher via email. There is an after school program on premises which is very convenient. School is also a location for a summer camp (hosted by Working Parents Alliance). SWe can't wait for summer to begin - my daughter is very excited to go back to the camp this year.
I remember leaving this school because of switching classes. Its been awhile, so I'm sure they cleaned up their act (about 12 years now? Wow time flies...) Anyway, the administration itself was a mess: I transferred here when my parents moved from Queens. They had 7 different 'levels' of classes depending on where they believed their students belonged in (which is a rubbish idea to begin with. They're just causing a self-fulfilling prophecy) Instead of giving me some sort of test or evaluation, they simply placed me in the lowest class. After 2 months of being too easy, they transferred me to the hardest class. I had 2 days to catch up on a whole years worth of material. They had a test, and I barely passed. They threw me out after the 3rd day. What did they expect?!? I got placed in the 4th class. I don't remember what class was like, only that it was one of the worst 3 months of my life. I was bullied every day because of the fact I was Jewish (which was ridiculous considering 1/4 of the class was). The administration didn't care. I couldn't even transfer out, so I was forced to go to private schools (which were all junk).
I am so ecstatic my son is attending PS 222. He is zoned for PS 207 which I am very happy he is not there. The staff in PS 207 can not compare or compete with the staff in PS 222. PS 222 has a great reputation on being one of the top schools in the area. Keep up the awesome work!
It is such a great chance for us, we are living close by PS 222. By the way my doughters are the students of PS 222. Our school has exprienced education stuff, from main office till directorate. All the teachers are fullfill of humanity. In their classrooms my doughters feel the warm of their sweet home. There are modern education methods are performed in the school. Also, Parent coordinator of the school shows a great performance to strengthen parents relationship.
I think this is a exellent school.I use to go here,but i moved into another school.I miss all of my friends.I wish could go back again.
I love PS222 because my twin 7yr olds love going to school,yes they are getting a great education and are in an honor class but at the end of the day what good is all that if the child is not happy going to school......and both mine love to go to school.
This is a very good school. I'm very happy with the teachers and my child's progress so far. I hope next year I have the same luck I had this year with the teachers.
This school is a wonderful learning environment for my little sister. The teachers and other staff are caring and will go out of their way to contact you if a problem should arise. With the exception of one para, I would say this school deserves the 8/10 it has received.
The teachers are wonderful, the administration is better than a previous Brooklyn public school. However, I am appaled at the lack of physical education that is way below what is required by the state, limited time at the playground (once a week and often cancelled even if the weather is nice) and lack of art education. That said, my child enjoys going to school every day.
I love PS222.This is what my son said, after one term in this school.For me the teachers work extremely hard at all times.The curriculum is both fun and positively tact.The level of discipline is one of the best in the district and the surroundings are well taken care of.Interaction between parent and teachers is amazing.One of the best parent coordinators in the district -Miss.Camisa-hats off to her job well done.Thank you so much PS222 one of the best!
The lack of physical education and oppressive environment of the lunch room are both drawbacks. The teachers my daughter has had for kindergarten and this past year for first grade have been very good. I'm quite pleased with the reading and writing but find the math curriculum confusing and wanting. Given what they have to work with, the teachers do a nice job.
I have three children who attend this school. I love the education that they are getting. It Is evident the teachers and administration are all committed to exellence. they care about each child and they know each child. Anytime I have asked a teacher about one of my children they will tell me specifics about that child, not a general report on the class. It shows me that they really take the time to get to know each individual child in the class. As far as the administration Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Olivieri, and Ms. Snow are all always there when you need to speak to them, and they are respectful to parents concerns. The education that is provided at this free Public School is priceless.
P.S. 222 is an excellent school. My son has been at this school for the past five years and this is his last year. I have been very pleased with the rapport 'ive had with his teachers, the principal Mrs. Blake and the administrative staff.
I moved to this area because of the school's reputation 10 years ago. As a teacher, I see a few areas which can be improved. I especially take issue with the lack of physical education and a full-time computer teacher. I see many other schools, which have excellent phys ed and computer programs in place. Kudos to the Millenium Program and Music & Arts programs.
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.
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