My kid has loved his teachers at PS 282. They are really caring and smart - they teach to where the kids are at - but they also have been able to get him to focus and really concentrate on learning. A good balance.
This is the third year my son is attending the school, under its new Principal. He's brought fantastic changes to the school - my kid is learning at a rapid pace and having so much fun doing it. The teachers are caring and great, my son has made a really great group of diverse friends. The Principals focus on progressive teaching techniques really shows in the interesting projects the class is doing for science, literature, math, and the test scores have become one of the better schools in the district. I'd recommend to any parent who wants a really good well-rounded education. It's not a specialized science or music school or anything.
The school has skyrocketed to the top in the last two years. We were apprehensive at first but the new Principal and staff are amazing. The schools test scores and extra curricular activities have also improved tremendously. Our son in in the rigorous G&T program and is flourishing. The only issue is the kids who hang out after school in the park unattended. They curse and fight each other but that's more of a parenting problem.
This school is on the way up. The new administration has made it clear that this is a new day and has done a lot to include parents in the life of the school. The new Principal is open minded, progressive, and smart. Regaining the trust of parents and staff is high on his agenda and already there are signs of a new openness, and a desire to make this District 13 school one of the best. The new PTO has mostly new members from the communities that the school serves the most and bring a wealth of experiences and ideas. From maintaining the schools Arts & Technology offerings, distinguishing the G&T Program, to making to Middle School a top choice, in the district, 282 is on the way up. My child has a lot to look forward to in the coming years.
This school has done nothing but decline over the past 7 years. From the racial tensions amongst parents to the problems w the principal to the PTO that segregates itself from the rest of the parent body, this school needs a lot of work. Nothing has changed for the better, it has gotten progressively worse and this year in particular is starting off to the one of the worst of all. You have new administration who is just as bad as the former. Children's recess already taken away in only the first few weeks. More rules than caring. Parents who are either not involved at all or just a select few who just hover around all day making more issues than solutions. Shame because this school was starting to have promise. Not anmymore with this new admin AND parents who cause too many problems instead of working to find solutions
Love this school and it's diversity...my kids have been very happy at 282 for 6 years and as long as they are happy, mommy is happy! There are many involved parents who do their best each and every day to ge this school from good to great!!!
I am a parent at 282, my daughter enjoys all the enrichment programs our PTO provides to the students here. She came home so excited having learned gymnastics during her gym period. This was thanks to the parent volunteers who raise $$ each year for 282. I think there is a strong community here with so much growth potential! I am a proud 282 parent!
My school is a lovely school in Park Slope which draws students from throughout Brooklyn. The teachers are dedicated and a large percentage of the parents are very involved (in a good way). My children are happy and learning, and I am enjoying getting to know other parents and helping the school through volunteer activities.
The Park Slope School has such wonderful enrichment programs for the students. I'm shocked.that the locals attend such an overcrowded school up the road, when 282 has everything a child needs to develop and flourish. Oh, and their G&T program? Awesome!