A joyless institution that doesn't serve the progressive liberal community that reflects North Park Slope today. Beyond the G&T classes, there's really not much to recommend it, certainly not the non existent arts program, the PC who will never reply to emails, the hostile pupil secretary, and the rigid old-school principal who who's main interaction with kids is shrieking at them in the morning.
Horrible Schol I was so happy to get my kids out of this school, the principal ran the school like it was her business.It was her way and no one else.
I've gone to this school from k-6 grade. When I first started school was really fun and the teachers were very interactive with the students. I then started my first year of middle school here. It was awful. Student were chaotic you would get bullied a lot. The academics were not bad but the weren't great. I am happy that my mother took me out of this school. When I am here I feel like I'm not able to reach my full potential. What was even worse was that during the last couple weeks of school we were watching movies instead of learning and preparing for the next grade.
Awful school , bad experience with administration office principal , and teacher I do not recommend school, it seems to have good reviews from other parents, I still can't understand why
In need of new leadership to serve the community that it resides in....strange politics appears to have allowed this to continue way beyond it's need.
The kids are wild and during lunch we couldn''t even talk, the kids have bad language and and a lot of disrespect
My daughter is in the G&T kindergarten class at PS 282 and we love it. We love her teacher, she is stern and very nurturing. Our class parent is amazing at keeping the parents updated with the different activities that take place during the day. The parent coordinator is very responsive and has even called when something was uncertain with my daughter. The parent coordinator sends out a weekly newsletter that is very informative. The PTO is always conducting different events that we try to attend in an effort to support the school. We haven't had any negative experiences with the Principal. As a parent I realize the role that I have in my child's education and school. Sure the school plays a major role as well as the teacher but parents need to pitch in to make and keep our schools good. There are numerous parents who volunteer in my daughter's class and I think that is awesome. Whenever the class needs something or is hosting something, there is an outpouring of support from the parents. I think this is an awesome school and my daughter is thriving and learning new things everyday. Great schools don't happen over night and it takes a village to raise a child.
So sorry to write ,I am so happy to have my child out of this school. In a different school now and the difference has been so much more positive on a social level. Learning is more fun and joyful. No fighting at lunch or recess.... I did not want to write reviews in the past about 282 because my child was there and did not want to feel any negative attitude from the principle or some of her staff. I would hear from teachers about the pressure she would put on the teachers and the blame she put on the teachers if parents toke their kids out of the school...FYI it was never about the teachers, this principal has lost alot a great teachers,,,, its always about the principal....I am so happy to be out of there. Yes there are good teachers , some great parents , working hard but never with full support from the principal to work with the parents on projects, not like I see in other schools. I have been shocked at my child's new school to learn what can be done when the PTA and the Principal work in support of each other...its wonderful , would have never known if I did not leave 282....best thing I could of ever done for my kid...
My daughter is currently in First grade. To be honest she is a challenging child full of high energy and spontaneous actions. I believe the staff has done an excellent job at helping to redirect her personality into positive behavior. The VICE Principal is EXCELLENT. I love the activities and programs the PTA does for the kids. I appreciate the extracurricular activities and the Kids Orbit afterschool program. This school has definately set the standard :)
The school has come a long way since our arrival in 2008 my child has had wonderful lower grade teachers. Various trips and exposure to multiple arts and activities make this school special. The middle school needs a bit of work, high teacher turnover is disconcerting. Many attribute that to the principals "my way or the highway attitude" Losing good middle school teachers is a hard hit. Lots of parental involvement in grades K-5. The middle school lacks lockers for kids, leaves them schlepping large heavy book-bags all day even at lunch. School doesn't have plans for lockers in future. Middle school could also use additional Asst. principle after all school has approx 890 students. ANd some of the M.S. students need civility lessons, the vocabulary heard at end of day is unbelievable. Most of the support staff is very helpful and friendly
The only reason I'm giving it three stars is because of the teachers and staff which are great, unfortunately the same can't be said about the principle. The school is not what it used to be. The majority of the children that go to the school aren't even from the neighborhood. The principle is not qualified to run the school. She's never available for the parents, even when you make an appointment she refuses to see you. I love the teachers and staff but it saddens me that this school has turned for the worse because of an unqualified principle.
My daughter is finishing 1st grade in the G&T program at 282. We've had a very positive experience and she is thriving both intellectually and socially. We love supporting our local school.
My son is in the G& T kindergarden class and has had an absolutely fabulous experience - and he had an amazing experience in an ordinary pre-K classroom as well. His teachers have been loving, dedicated, and very very effective in teaching him how to read! He is happy and engaged - and really enjoys school's arts program. Every day there is some sort of music, dancing, theater, drawing and painting. The school has a brand new garden and a nationally ranked chess program. Everyone is super friendly and nice - we are very glad to be there.
My daughter has been in the Gifted and Talented program here since K. Her teacher is incredibly dedicated to all of her students and goes way beyond the call of duty to make sure her students are thriving and challenged. There have been only 16-19 students in her class. The school also manages to offer chess class, swimming lessons, cooking, theater & other enrichment. I am really glad I chose this school. This school is underused by the zoned families and it is unfortunate that they are ignoring this excellent resource in favor of other schools outside of their community.
What a blessing this school is! With all the worry and hard work that a parent puts in to find the right school for their child(ren), I was so very fortunate to find 282! My daughter has just blossomed socially due to the kindness she has encountered from pre-k on into kindergarten. I am looking forward to sending her brohter and sister there to experience the same warm environment for learing that only 282 can deliver!
The teacher's at this school are dedicated professionals who bring passion & a personal sense of responsibility towards the education of their students.
I love the way teachers give attention.P.S. 282 give attention to details and presistant in teaching the children.The princple and teachers are focused on learning in the classroom outside experience.The children are given the opprtunities to travel aboard and see first hand how different people live;traveling to different states and countries.
overall i can say that i'm glad my children go to this school i also went to this school
Although PS 282 was a K-6 school years ago, as parent ofa sixth grader, I believe the administration was not prepared for the many youngsters from varying schools within Dist.13. Ms. Alexis, has potential to be a great pricipal,must learn to work with parents. This MS is too important to Dist.13 (often overlooked in favor of Dists. 14&15) children inthis school must not be stereotyped. Some teachers should take courses on educating middle schoolers. Alot of fancy trips this year but I believe more focus on creative and inclusive learning techniques will have those eager to learn, but overlooked, excel far beyond expectations. District 13 and Ms. Alexis need to be aware there is no one size fit all remedy for 6-8 grade. Rumblings in the school yard has it a number of parents are transferring their kids out because of the unapproachable administration.
This school needs alot of work and attention from the district. The administration is extremely disorganized and bureaucratic often time frustrating parents with good ideas and intentions for the school. The children are carted around like livestock and rarely if ever do the teachers incorporate creative teaching tools.
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