Found the school to be an amazing Blue Ribbon School! Both my children attended P.S. 222 and my daughter graduated this year. I have no regrets. The students have a wholesome environment in which to play and learn, with teachers and staff who are genuinely interested in their success. I would recommend this school to any parent.
I must agree with previous comment. I had bad experiences with the school staff. Some of the teachers are unresponsive and rude. My child is graduating this year and thankfully, I don't have to send my daughter there ever again. Ms. Hanley needs to take some lessons in "how to interact with parents politely". Overall, I'm dissatisfied with the school.
THE WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!! IF YOU WANT QUALITY EDUCATION AND "THE BEST FOR YOUR CHILD" -- DO NOT send your kids there! Teachers are horrible. The principal VERY unresponsive. I am taking my kids out and placing them in a private school. What a shame..... Regards, disappointed mom.
This is my daughter 2 year in ps222 we are very grateful to be part of this school I would recommend the school for your kids The education is unbelievable and the teachers are great can't wait to start our 3 year next year looking forward to it
So far I was not able to schedule a visit to this school as a parent. Are there any tips to get a tour of this school? ...other than calling the school or leaving messages to the parent coordinator.. giving it 3 stars only because I've heard great things about the school but I have no first hand information on it.
My son is in his second year at PS 222. Pre-k and now kindergarten. I couldn't be happier with the teachers and staff. Everyday, I'm excited to watch him enjoy learning. Positive reinforcement with the color chart and activities that allow him to enjoy leaning. Love the email notification from Ms. Olivieri. Agree with the school lunch review of being able to pay and get notifications online
Correction to one of the reviews below: new Principal is Theresa Olivieri and not Ms. Hanley. Ms. Hanley is the Assistant Principal. My daughter has been a student of PS 222 since 2010, she's a 3rd grader now. We cannot be happier about how Mrs. Olivieri manages the school. There are more email communications now. The school was one of the National Blue Ribbon Award recipients in 2013. We are very proud to be members of the PS 222 community.
My was in K now in first grade. I was amazed to witness day by day his progress in writhing, maths and reading. It still puzzels me, how the staff managed to make such accomplishment. what i like about the school is the diversity and the exposure of the kids to other culture, religion and ethnicity. Great school.
I used to go to this school. It is a wonderful school with polite teachers and nice surroundings. Keep up the good work!
My daughter goes to this school. As another parent stated previously, it would be nice if the school was more tech savvy. Like with paying for lunches, we should be able to do it online. Who carries cash any more? I would also like to see emails from teachers the communication books are great when used but they seem to be used only when there is a complaint or concern. Also the security guards manning down the front doors could learn a little customer service or at least smile once in a while.
Great community feeling. Wonderful, smiling teachers. Fantastic curriculum. My 3rd grader started at P.S. 222 as a 2nd grader. He loves this school so much better than his last school. The staff communicates very well with the parents and the school is run in a very organized manner.
Yay me! This is my second round with 222 starting from scratch with Pre-K....I couldn't be more happy to welcome the new Principal Ms. Hanley, whom we have known since our first day of school back in 222. She taught my children and helped strengthen my son in his areas of "need"...Couldn't be a better person to lead the school...The main office ladies, Mrs. Camisa is a GEM, The PA (Dianne) and everyone from there on....I am so happy my children are starting their academic life at 222 and will follow in their older siblings footsteps....BRAVO 222 community!! You have us for ANOTHER 6 years!!! ;-)
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.
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