What a great school. The staff the culture the families are so special. We moved to this neighborhood so that our 2 daughters could attend ps3 and we are so very happy with our decision.
My daughter was learning about famous artists like Jackson Pollock in Pre-K here!! I have never seen a school with such parental involvement and teacher so involved in the development of their class before. Great family support and involvement! The children all are well balanced-ready-for-the-world type children. I love this school!
The teachers and administration really put the students first while maintaining a rich, varied and challenging academic environment.
P.S. 3 Charette School understands children and how to help them learn. The principal, staff, teachers, and environment all contribute to fostering a life-long love of learning. It's a great school.
It is a great place for kids with special educational needs - all kids are welcome and appreciated.
My son's attitude about school has changed 180 degrees after 1 week at PS 3-- and that's a good thing! I have 2 kids there and I love everything about it so far...
Our school is a wonderful melange of superb academics, wonderful arts and loving, lively personalities. It is an incredible school filled with professionals who nuture as well as educate the terrific children who attend.
A caring, creative place with great teachers, a fantastic principal, and kind staff too. PS3 nurtures both intellectual curiosity and individual expression and my child loves going there every day!
PS3 is a community of smart, loving, creative, community minded families dedicated to the education of our children.
Its a non-traditional, creative, inspiring, community giving school. Children are taught to thinks outside the box.
great community, progressive academics, caring staff, innovative curriculum, active parents, value the art curriculum which is robust.. we love it as does our son, who is in kindergarten there. we feel lucky.
This school is excellent. We love Lisa, Principal of the school. She is a very warm person.
It interests me to hear that PS 3 is 'loose' or 'hippie' my experience over the 5 years of my son's education have shown me that PS3 teachers teach to the individual and assist each student in finding their own level of organization and self-regulation. We are also pleased to know that the school values the enviornment, collaboration, and peace.
After moving to New York in 2003, PS 3 was a breath of fresh air for me and my son. This has got to be one of the greatest schools in New York. My son was welcomed in with open arms. He's made so many terrific and wonderful friends. The staff loves him and I love the staff. The children are exposed to so many different cultures and activities. After coming to PS 3 my son was one of the only students in the school who scored perfectly on the state math test. Which proves that given the proper enviornment and dedicated teachers are children can be productive.
The class parents have been great at coordinating after school events for families to bond. Overall - we enjoy the dedication of the school: faculty, kids and parents have respect for one another and consideration for the community - local and abroad, (exemplified by our support for a sister school in Afghanistan). We love how PS3 breeds creativity - the 4th graders, teachers and parents collaborated on a song (book, lyrics and score) featured in the Tribeca Film Festival doc. 'When Fried Eggs Fly'. PS3 nurtures, challenges and encourages exploration/individualism with support. It rocks!
This school is a gift. the teachers are wonderful, motivated educators - they find amazing ways to bring heart and soul to education - challenging children from as early as kindergarden to 5th grade - to be smart thinkers, involve them in problem solving and the creativity of being educated. they use the it takes a village attitude and apply it to students of all levels. everyone takes the time to meet, understand and value each other in a very meaningful way. my two children are completely different - one a straight, easy academic - the other a more out there flightly creative soul - both flourished in this environment. it is known as the hippy school, but dont think for one second they dont challenge your children to greatness.
It's a great school. Not just for the kids but for the parents as well. The social life at the school is wonderful. Most of the parents are interesting people who think outside the box. One of the reasons they choose this school over ps 41. My child has just loved it and is sad to be leaving. He made wonderful friends with both the kids and the teachers. The teachers truly care and try to help as much as possible when a child is having difficulty or is falling behind. Not an easy feat at a public school where they don't have as many resources as the private. I wish they had more afterschool electives. I think this is very important and after having read a study from california showing how much it improved the children's social life and general well being...I would push for this!
I love this school for my very self-motivated and creative child. They seem to really try to individualize the education for each child. Teachers have lots of autonomy and tend to stay longer than at many schools. They try to match the child to the teacher's style. High scores, high parent involvement. Kids get dance, music, computers every week, and a potttery workshop once or twice a year. 4/5 grade did a series on food last year that included going to markets, cooking and going 'behind the scenes' at some fancy restaurants.
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