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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 1,323

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90-15 Sutter Avenue
Queens, NY 11417

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(718) 845-7560
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December 13, 2014
I recently transfered my daughter to P. 63 since we just moved to the area and I couldn't have made a greater mistake. School has very unwelcome environment. Principal (Ms. Marion) and all the staff in register office don't even make a slight effort to listen to the parents. You will be rudely dismissed if you try to make an inquiry about school policies. If you question them...well, nobody really cares unless you call NY City Department of education. Kids are basically allowed to bully each other and there is no investigation by school if bullying occurs! PTA are extremely rude and rather than listen to your concern will tell you how they volunteer here and don't get paid for this! There are a lot of teacher substitutes happenning and teachers don't seem to care much since they are in the class for one week only and next week they will be teaching a different class. So if you do care about your child's education and want to be treated with respect as a parent, don't come even close to this school!!

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
I took my daughter out of this school after the 2012-2013 school year and placed her in a private school. That was the best decision I could have made to help further her education. PS63 is not bad, but they can definitely use some work.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
So far this is a very good public schools. The teachers my daughter has have been very caring!

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May 28, 2014
this school could use some work and maybe start some small groups. i can't wait to get out of this school

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October 06, 2013
I absolutely love p.s.63 my daughter struggle in her school work she has come so far in her,learning process i love the teachers at p.s.63 they are absolutely dedicated to their students they have a good open communication with the parents the only thing that i am disappointed about p.s.63 is the two very dedicated security guards are no longer there my daughter is very upset and unhappy because she has known these two wonderful ladies since she started kingergarten she always greet.these two ladies with a smile and a hug her heart is broken please bring her favorite security guards back

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September 07, 2013
The teachers are incredibly caring and encourage students however the principal is a bully who needs to be replaced.

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September 05, 2013
My children just attended kindergarten and I must say that their teachers were excellent. Very happy with their growth and communication skills. They absolutely loved their teachers and I can see that their teachers genuinely cared about all of their students. I hope this year the teachers are just as wonderful. Their teachers were Ms. Peyton and Ms. Levy...thank you both so very much.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2013
ps 63 q. Excellent school. Graduated in the 90s. Everyone is friendly as well as the community.

- submitted by a community member

May 10, 2012
I was very happy when my older children attended this school. However, there is a new principal and things don't seem the same. The teachers all seem very unhappy and this has to affect the students. I am afraid it is not the great place it used to be.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2011
as a parent you always want what's best for your children. I had my daughter in private school for kindergaten, she was not doing good at all, so we decided to put her in p.s 63 for first grade and it was the best thing we did. She learn so fast with the help of her first grade teacher miss. Rottino. Miss Rottino helped my daughter in a way that only a confident teacher would help a child who need that extra time to learnd her shapes,colors even to read at her age level. Im so greatfull for what miss Rottino did with my dauther. Now i have my other two children attending p.s 63. Is the best school ever!

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2010
I was a student of this school back in the late 80"s until graduation. I must say, when you go back to your school and still see teachers that were there when you were knee high to a grass hopper, it makes you feel good. Take it from me, you will always remember your K-6 grade teachers. After all, those are the years where you first start to learn about life and what numbers and letters mean. I still remember methods of doing math that Mrs. Lombardo and Mrs. Feta taught me. To make a long story short, P.S. 63 is one of the best schools within the city of New York and I highly recommend it for you and your family. Get Involved! The area has changed thanks to our government, but that won't change the quality of education your child will receive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 27, 2010
My daughter's Kindergarten teacher is Wonderful, Mrs. Carroll and my daughter has learned so much since she's been in this school. Thanks again Mrs. Carroll.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2009
I absolutely love this school. I couldnt have asked for a better elementary school for my son. He is learning things that I dont remember learning at his age. He has teachers (especially) this year that truly cares. I am so happy my son is going to PS 63 I will be very upset when he has to graduate in 5th Grade. The test grade results are so high for that school. On top of everything, he has been playing an instrument since 2nd grade.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2009
My children go to this school its a great school because the teachers are very involve with the students... But there is one thing I do not like is the saftey once a parent picking up their children before school is over the office dose not ask for Identification to realese the child and thats a big concern anyone after they signing the paper & passing the security guard can wonder around in the school its not safe !!! Its something us parents should talk about with the P.T.A but other than that large concern its pretty good to have teachers that are caring and understanding =)

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 09, 2009
This school is great. Very very good academic programs, after school, parent involvement and lots of great opportunities for kids. Principal is very involved with kids and above average

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 02, 2008
ok first you are not a teacher.....if you were you should been have able to write a short understandable statement.If you are a teacher then I think that you have more things to worry about then parents working with their children.What grade do you teach ??? All the teachers that i have come in contact at p.s.63q have been wonderful,and find ways to work with all the kids so that it isn't just learning but also enjoyable at the same time.

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no rating
November 01, 2008
As a teacher, I would love to work this inmy class that aprreciate what is being taught. It's not time for a social hour. The parents have been saying on thing and then not helping out their children at all. But then we get blamed at the teachers.

- submitted by a teacher

September 25, 2008
My daughters go to ps 63 and the teachers are awesome

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2008
My son graduated from 63 in 2007 and now my daughter goes there. I love all the teachers!!!! Beginning with 1rst grade to the 5th grade. They have the most dedicated teachers. My son received such a wonderful education that has helped him so much in middle school. My hats off to all the Staff at 63.....

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2008
I have 2 children in this school 1 in 5th and 1 in 4th I myself attended this school and i have nothing but great things to say My children enjoy school they are top students and I am very thankful to the staff at PS 63 for providing a safe and caring environment.

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August 08, 2007
I have encountered a school full of problems and incompetence. This is our last year and we are so happy. If success, confidence and a well run school is on your list. This is not it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 04, 2006
Teachers and all staffs are caring and wonderful. This year has been fast and great growth. It will get better and better.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2005
After years of looking for the right school P.S 63Q is just what we needed. My daughter has a reading disability. P.S 63Q has a great reading program. Unfortunally, the Board of Education doesn't have a specific program for children with Dyslexia but this is the best we could find.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2005
I found the level of academinc programs to be top-notch and surpassing the local private school. 63 offered various muiscial, artisitc and drama choices for the children with enthusiastic teachers. I foudn the level of paretn involvement to be medium but looking for other members and dedicated to their goals.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2005
P.S. 63Q is a very diversified school and the quality of its academic programs is satisfactory, however, availability to other extracurricular activities such as arts, sports, and music is very minimal. In 1st grade children are no longer reqired to color in their homework handouts which, in my opinion helps children to gain control over their hand movement (motor skills) thus enhacing their ability to write better. There are some afterschool clubs but space is so limited that the teachers have to choose who gets to join which could be a biased decision. Parent involment is also very low, one of the reasons for it is that the pta seems to be controlled a possie of friends, so one that doesn't belong to the circle would feel like an outsider. There are some very dedicated teachers that genuinally care for the future of their students and do work with the parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2004
This is one of the best schools in Queens.The teachers are truly wonderful educators and the administration in on the ball.My son will be entering the 2nd grade this September and thanks to ALL the wonderful teachers and staff at P.S.63 he continues to soar to his full potential every year.He has never come home once and told me or his dad he had a bad day at school.He always says 'I had a FANTASTIC DAY!'.For me as a parent this means the world to me.Not only is he learning he is also having a GREAT time as well.I could not have hand picked a better school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 01, 2003
as former pa president i was able to see how little help and support we get from parents .. being a parent of three children for the past 11 years i can say that when ever i needed help with my kids .. it was there for the asking , my last year for p.s 63 .. no regrets .

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Ps 63 Old South
90-15 Sutter Avenue, Queens, NY  11417
(718) 845-7560
Last modified Ps 63 Old South is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ps 63 Old South Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top