Brilliant school. Ms. Tam is an honorable principal that should be respected. She tries to do her best for the school and is very caring and understanding to students.
Awesome school. Very clean and healthy environment for my children to learn. Helpful teachers guiding my kids, and Ms. Tam counseling my kids. This school is the best.
Remarkable school indeed. This school is amazing. The principal and teachers are very friendly to the students. Awesome school.
I love this school, this school is amazing. My children goes to this school and learns a lot. I have never seen them so excited to learn. Good influence 131.
Ms. Abadia is an excellent counselor. I am a full time working mom, my husband just passed away last year. I want to be by my daughter's side like many other moms but I can't. Ms. Abadia talks to my daughter and counsels her to look on the bright sides of things. This school is remarkable.
This school is amazing. I love this school and my kids really enjoyed being a student in MS 131. They were inspired by many teachers and they feel welcome at school everyday.
My daughter loves this school. She has become more mature as she enrolls to this school. The teachers would always help her in academics and encourage her to strive for the moon. I love this school what a influence it have been on my daughter
The teachers are a good influence and inspired students to achieve and accomplish. My son had a great and fun time being a student in this school. It's a very safe environment and I trust the principal will do better and make more improvements in the future
MS 131 is an amazing school. Go to this school and you won't regret it. They have so many programs and after school activities after school.
This school is an excellent school and I really like how the teachers are so supportive of the students. Ms. Tam is an excellent principal with a strong sense of leadership.
I love this school very much it's a very nice school. The environment is very healthy and clean. The technology is very advanced and the teachers are very friendly.
I graduated from MS131 and As a Student from the Class of 2011 We have changed the school from a Grade D to a Grade A school I would recommend this school to anyone who want to get a great learning experience.
School has always been unsatisfactory but, has made significant changes since its new principal Phyllis tam. But, the technology is no help to a child's education.
Worst school in the universe! The curriculum is extremely unsatisfactory and some of the teachers read black history picture books to stellar 8th grade classes! I was an alumni there and I despise it very much. Never go here!
My son is graduating this year, (2010). He has had an excellent education at 131, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, with the arts and technology incorporated into every class. His teachers are dedicated and expert. The calm school environment makes learning easy. The guidance counselor works overtime to make sure the 131 students have the best chance of getting in to good high schools. The school provides free SHSAT math prep. My son was accepted into two excellent high schools, and will go on to do well at his first choice (specialized) high school because of the education he received at Dr Sun Yat Sen.
My daughter just graduated from I.S. 131, The Class of 2009. I have to congratulate the teachers, the staff, the Principal, Assistant Principals and the Deans for making this school a magnificent school. I wished my daughter could of continued all the way to high school at this school. Learning is intertwined with discipline and caring. The school is extremely organized, clean and a pleasure to deal with the school administration. My daughter exceled, she learned so much, such amazing teachers prepared her for rigorous tests and she passed. Oh I need to mention the my child was acknowledged with Honor Rolls and Principal Lists, when my child had a certain grade average. I take with me the most beautiful memories of this excellent school. Thank you to all who made our 3 years so wonderful. ~~~~Much appreciation, Maria Marquez (parent) & Stephanie A. Rodriguez (8-308-Leadership)
this is the best middle school ever! i went there for middle school, the teachers are all so helpful and caring. it is very save school. it is nice a learning enviroment~ and this school gives each student a laptop , for then to carry and around and use. ^^ when it is then to choose a high school, the teachers are very helpful, the school has high school fairs for students to learn all about high schools in ny. so the the future their students can be all successful!
My 7th-grade son is getting an excellent education at MS 131. I have found Ms. Tam, the principal, to be always ready to address my concerns, and extremely flexible and helpful. When my son was forced to miss two weeks of school for a family emergency, his teachers sent him work while he was away and made time after school for him to catch up when he returned. He had work exhibited in a gallery at the completion of the Math in Art program. Now he is animating his short story and setting it to music, in another collaborative arts program. He does all his work on a laptop computer issued to him by the school. He is very happy, the school is safe, and while I wish the ELA classes were a little more challenging, on the whole we believe that we are very lucky to have been accepted here.
M.S. 131 is the best school I have entered thus far in my 12 year old son's academic pursuit. The teachers are dedicated and go over and beyond on a day to day basis with my son. The curiculum while covering the basics affords opportunities for many extras as well such as Art, Music, etc. My son who loves art but is not very good in Math is in a program which incorporates his love of art with Math what a terrific combination. The only negative I have encountered at this school its that the prinicipal values the overall goal of the school over the individual needs of students.
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