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.
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.
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.
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