My family relocated from the Bronx to Brooklyn in March '04. I did my research on schools and thought this would be a good fit but I was still nervous and I didn't know what to expect from the transition especially since my children were joining a new school so late in the semester. But, I have to say that PS312 embraced my children the minute we registered them and made them feel very comfortable and immediately felt like they fit right in the 312 family. It was painless. The children just loved their new school and couldn't wait to start again that September. they were both eventually excepted into the Eagle program. They have advanced and achieved so much since they have been there. My son has graduated now, but misses 312 a lot. He holds a lot of good memories from there. My daughter will sadly graduate in 6/09.
This one school is one of the best, my daugther has improve gradually since i place her in this school.
I put 2 children through this school, The current one is in 1st grade. It is one of the best schools in Brooklyn. The teachers are very caring and children learn fast.
My 2 children came from another public school, one entering Kindergarten and the other going into 3rd grade. My children learned so much more so fast, the teachers really take their time to get to know these students and they always make sure the children come first. The entire staff at this beautiful school really allow the parents at ease to know the kids are being well cared for, getting the education they most certainly deserve, and receiving their education in a very comfortable and friendly environment.//
My son's first year in Kindergarten was P.S. 312 he learned a tremendous amount and I would highly recommend the school over private school
My daughter is about to graduate from this School. She had 7 years of wonderful education and fun. Teachers are great some are ok but for the most part they are wonderful and available when you need them. The Principal is ok hope she was more determine on getting things done for the School. I love the Parent coordinator, Carol Pino is P.S. 312, she is there for all the kids and if the parents need anything she will go out of her way to help. The PA is great and helpful, I am sure my daughter is going to miss it but she is well prepare for her next step. The gifted program is excellent and the kids are so well prepared for the standardized tests. Thanks PS 312.
My son is about to graduate from 312 and I think it was overall a wonderful experience for him.The school accommodates children at every level of ability and provides top notch services for children who need them. The best quality though is the warmth that permeates the school.Some teachers have been better than others but we have not had a bad year in terms of teaching.My younger son is currently in a Montessori Pre-k program(too young for public school)and for a lot more money isn't really getting better teaching or more attention. Not only will my son miss it,so will I.Overall, a very satisfying seven years.
The teachers are fabulous but the same cannot be said about the principal.
When my son was in this school he had a lot of progress.We moved to other state but I recomend this school,it is great!
Just when I think my children's current year teachers are the best qualified we enter another year and the new teachers are as extraordinary as the previous year's. Attending P.S. 312 is like getting a Private School education. The school offers quality and diverse programs. The principal and staff create a comfortable family atmosphere that makes it fun and easy for the children to learn. The children are well behaved, the principal and staff address any behavioral problems as soon as they arise, and the children seem to respond very well to this (from the few incidents I have witnessed).
All my children have gone to P.S.312 and it certainly has paid off. My 2 elder children excelled and went on to excellent schools and my youngest child is currently attending this school and doing remarkably well. Her teacher is so motivating and caring and provides the students with the guidance and structure they need to excel. I rate this school at the top of the list!
Thank God my child is in the 3rd grade because he finally has gym. It is ridiculous that K-2 doesn't have gym and the kindergarten and the first grade never go outside for lunchtime recess. The administration should do some research on good test scores and exercise.
This school is wonderful. My daughter is ending kindergarten and just had the most wonderful experience. I was a student at this school (I am now 31) and it is just as great now as it was back then.
Great school. Gifted program is exceptional. The Hon. Anthony Genovesi- Enviornmental center is a state of the art science and learning facility second to none.
This school is excellent. The caring and commitment of the staff and teachers are incredible. My child came from a private school when she entered P.S.312 and I can honestly say that the level of education is rated to me to have exceeded the curriculum of the private school sector. She actually was behind in her level of education for this school. (That is my opinion) The private school told me she was too advanced for her grade in her school. It took her a few months for her to catch up but she is doing well now and I owe it all to this school. The parent involvement is wonderful also. I think this school should be rated higher but in time with more ratings from parents it will get the correct rating which should be 100% excellent.
This is a top-notch school where the teachers are very dedicated to the children's learning. In addition to the academics, the students also study computers, art (from a real artist!), an incredible gym program and a music program that has 2 bands and a chorus. This school is one of the tops in NYC and creates a wonderful learning environment. I transfered my child from another school to this one, and my child and I couldn't be happier.
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