P.S. 261 is a very parent friendly school. My son has been in other public schools that forces you to drop the children off at the front door and leave, but with P.S.261 they allow you to sit and have breakfast with your child until 10 mins before the first bell. The students are nice, the staff is nice. I am si excited to be part of P.S.261's community. My son is in the second grade and he loves it. The class he's in, he is pushed to do his best. The community is amazing as well. The parent board is great. The principal walked me and my son to his class the first day he started and she is very hands on. The parent coordinator knows me by name. I love it! If you are thinking about putting your child here, STOP THINKING AND DO IT!!! You'll be happy you did. :)
Both of my daughters attended 261 and enjoyed it tremendously. One of them transferred from a Brooklyn private school and the other from a Caribbean country. Needless to say it could have not gone well at all! The teachers were nurturing and open to discussion and always responded to emails and requests for a visit. The curriculum was well paced and organized and learning occurred in a healthy environment. Both have since gone on to middle schools and are doing well. I am hoping to get my K and 1st grader daughters in this fall. I am saddened to hear that families outside of the district are now unable to get in. I'm still going to try! Anyone know is Ms. Zip MIlls is still the principal?
We are quite happy at the school with our son in 1st grade and daughter in pre-K we feel like we can relax and enjoy this excellent community for the next five years. Good admin, good teachers, and good parents working together for a great school environment.
Great administration, good parent involvement, excellent teachers and a diverse student body all add up to a wonderful learning environment for our children, who we feel are getting a terrific education. We never would have imagined we could offer them so much at a public school and we will be sorry to leave the school behind when our kids graduate.
we are big fans of PS261. ourselves included, many parents have chose it over an offered district G&T spot. excellent teachers, dedicated principal, family-like community!
PS 261 has an engaged principal in Zip Mills, wonderful teachers and excellent parent involvement. All of these factors combine to make for a wonderful learning environment for my two daughters, who are second graders and have been at the school since kindergarten.
Diversity, good teachers have I met there and and excellent principal
The school is incredibly diverse and the teachers, parents, kids and administration are fabulous.
We have had a very good experience at PS 261. I have one 3rd grader and one graduate who is now in middle school. 261 has a great school community.
Our family has been at PS 261 for 6 years. We now have a 3rd grader at PS 261 and our older daughter just graduated from 5th grade. The Principal, Zip Mills, is a wonderful leader and has created a fabulous community to nurture and teach children. My middle-schooler is doing extremely well based upon the foundation she received at PS 261.
its a great school..my daughter is happy to go to school everyday because of their friendly environment..and everyone makes you feel welcomed
great Principal, great teachers, great families from a fantastic Brooklyn melting pot community. A truly happy school with a great PTA.
Great principal, teachers are really involved. It's got a great mix of kids and 261 does a great job of doing the most for them.
All 3 of my children have attended PS261, the last 2 graduating June 2010. This is a wonderfully diverse school whose teachers are not only dedicated to students' immediate educational and emotional needs, but also to the preparedness of their students in furtherance of their lives both in and out of the school environment. The PTA is also outstanding. PS261's administration welcomes parent involvement and cooperation; plus, the PTA maintains an afterschool that can't be beat. Overall, PS261 feels like family and will be truly missed.
We have two boys currently enrolled in P.S. 261. It truly is a diverse nurturing environment, where your child is sure to receive a wonderful education. We have loved every teacher we have had thus far from Pre-K to 3rd (oldest only in third). The Principal is truly a caring and AMAZING individual, and also a huge Giants fan. How can you go wrong with that combination? :)
The principal and her staff are incredibly responsive to the needs of the parents. The student body is wonderfully diverse and enthusiastic.
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