This school is a gem and serves a very diverse population, both in terms of backgrounds and learning styles. It has ELL, Special Ed, General Ed and G and T and the school embraces them all. The principal is straightforward and accessible, the teachers are caring and engaging. My child is in the gifted program and her teachers have been fantastic. I think all children are valued and the school is not afraid to incorporate technology and new approaches to learning. There is a great science lab/teacher, music, robotics, chess, etc. and also a great afterschool program, Serious Fun. Couldn't be happier. It's a special place where children are happy!
my son is in 1st grade and my daughter also graduated 5th grade from here. I am so satisfied and school staff is so professional helpful and friendly. my son is in good enviornment in ps-85 school.
P.S. 85 is a wonderful school with great teachers and the best after school programs. Great learning environment for the students and parents.
My daughter absoulutely loves this school. The teachers and staff are outstanding and the ciriculum is fantastic. I would gladly recommend this scholl to anyone.
This school is dedicated to the children in all aspects. Teachers are 100% in my book. My daughter has been in the school since Pre-K and even before that she wanted to be in this school. It's like a family to us.
My daughter is in the STEM Program and she absolutely loves it as well as her teachers.
The school is good and the staff helpful. The commute is a beast however.
My son is in the second grade at PS 85. His teacher, Ms. D'Angelo, is a true gift to education, this school and our community.
The principal Mrs. Chang, teachers and staff love and care deeply for the students & school. Their dedication is always evident. They love the kids and the kids love them and the grades show it!
Is a very good school,the principal and teacher are very professional, and really nice people, every employee in PS85 are nice, and they help you in everything they can.
small classes, terrific teachers and a hands-on, parent-friendly principal.
My two grand sons attend this school and I can see how much they love it and the big progress they are making academically My two grandsons attend it and I am very impressed with their academic work. On top of that they love the school.
The principal listens to the parents. We feel welcome at the school and in the classroom. Good variety of after school clubs during the spring.
The administration and the faculty are all invested in helping each child develop to the best of his or her ability.
Excellent teachers and principal; warm, caring environment; and happy children.
My son attends PreK at P.S. 85Q and it really has been an amazing experience for him. He had a rough time transitioning into leaving me, but the teachers, the paraprofessional and other PreK parents were so supportive that now, he is fully adjusted and learning so many things! I can't say enough good things about the PreK program. In less that a few months, he has learned to write his name, his alphabet and so much more. I highly recommend this PreK program, you won't find more dedicated teachers, aides, even the social worker is available for you!
My son attended Pre-K at PS 85. When I first enrolled him into the Pre-K program I was unsure if he was ready since he was only 3 1/2. Apparently he was and the school had been great to him from day 1. His teacher was great and we will definately have a hardtime explaining to him why she will not be his teacher next year. The school as a whole is good. We receive letters everyday explaining what is going on each week and as far as the principal is concerened, she is very nice and you are able to communicate with her on any matter. My only complaint is that the school is located directly next to the N train line which means noise! There are no AC's in the classrooms which mean in the the summer days the windows are open and the trains are going by. Very disruptive! In all A-
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