« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Staten Island, NY
Students enrolled: 402
Before care: No

Contact this school

98 Grant Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 981-5034
(718) 981-6109
Nearby homes for sale
Map of P.S. 65 the Academy of Innovative Learning address.
April 11, 2014
Every child should have the good fortune of an education from PS65 I have found the leadership team of Scamardella, Rodriguez and Reilly, vigilant and address every issue and concern that came up......right away. Like it was their own child. My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. She was shy and struggled academically. I have watched her blossom and progress in many ways, socially and academically. And since the first day I walked into this school, I felt like I was walking into their home. It may sound hard to believe, but now that I am researching middle schools, I am just so grateful for the time I had here and for the hard work and expertise of this team and their staff. I see the results in my daughter every day.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2013
This school is not at all what these positive reviews perk up to be unless the reviews are from the teachers or staff themselves. I can't wait to put my kids in another school after this school year. Principal nevers sees two sides to a story. She is all for the teacher rather than the parent. She hugs one parent and ignores another with no shame. The supposed Counselor of the school hasn't helped my family in any way and is very impersonal. There is no more Spanish as a class so the kids are lacking the secondary language in America. And it is true about the teacher's who's kids go to the school and they do always get awards. It's pretty funny. I don't care if a council woman supports this school, she is not there every day to know the deal, my kids, my wife and i are.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
We're very happy we have such a great public school on the Staten Island north shore.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
this school needs to work on equality, which it lacks. i am hoping for a good school year for my children and self. i dont think teachers should have their kids in the same school ( which this school supports), only because the teachers children constantly receive awards every darn month which i find disgusting.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Both of my chidren attend this school, I couln't be more happy with a school. The Principle is amazing, Ms. Rodriguez and the entire staff are amazing. I'm so pleased that my children are apart of such an amazing experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
great principal and teachers....also my children loves this school. but iam so concern because the have no middle school.. so iam happy if they have everything convieneon..we are so lucky to got that school

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
Best elementary school on Staten Island. Teachers and staff treat my child with respect and care. PTA is active and inviting. There was a past PTA president that recently lost re-election and I feel that has been the basis for some of the negative reviews found on this site. This is sad. Nevertheless there is a reason why there is a waiting list to get in and Debbie Rose earmarked over a million dollars to build an auditorium. Also the concrete back yard is being transformed this summer into a performing arts and play area including an outdoor stage. Sending my child to Ps 65 has been decision for my child's learning and social development. PS 65 Rocks!

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2012
Not happy with this school, staff, and approach. Very fake to me and not sincere.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2012
I placed a response back in 2010, my mindset has changed about this school since then. To give a more constructive approach, this school has heart, however I do personally feel that the school needs more guidance for their employees. Also, as with many schools, it can be political; If a parent is active in the school, their child is praised, while the busy parents children are less noticed during events as opposed to the students "personal self and character" rather than the parent's. The PTA is downhill and surely unorganized. Some of the veteran teachers are more comfortable to be less professional. When my munchkin started the school, I was very active and felt welcomed, many smiles and everything was gravy.The turn around was as if night vs day once I started working double shifts and was less active. Try and be as active as you can, and the more you donate and raise for the school the better for your kid. No school is perfect, this school is okay. I think the approved schools on this particular site actually receive an accredited seal next to it's link.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2010
The principal and the guidance counselor along with the teacher are all great. Everyone is easy to talk to and it feels like a family.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
Because my granddaughters attend this school and my daughter tells me its a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
My nieces have shown so much growth since they have attended this school. I look forward to their continued success as well as the schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
I love P.S. 65 because it provide a warm, safe, comfortable, and innovative environment for children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
PS65 is a small school with a big heart. They are academically challenging for my daughter, and also offer a variety of subjects that are important for her growth and development--art, gym, Spanish and Science

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2010
P.S. 65 is a family. The principal stands outside in the morning to give hugs, high fives, praise, and so much more. The parents are involved, and want their children to believe that anything is possible when you're a "dolphin" (the school's mascot). The teachers are dedicated, creative and love the students. At the monthly PTA meeting, students are praised for not only their school work, but their character as well. Awards are distributed to students who demonstrate dolphin-like behavior (respect, honesty, kindness, etc...) P.S. 65 goes above and beyond to create life-long learners. I am proud to call P.S. 65 my family.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
I love this school because parents and teachers work together to make it a great place for children to grow and learn.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 13, 2010
PS 65 is a great school. The school environment is that of a big family. The staff from the principal, teachers and school safety are always available for you and your children. My children love going to school and they continue to grow every day. I'm proud to say that my children attend PS 65.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Most parents are highly involved in all activities ran by this school. The teachers and staff are very enthusiastic about education and the way of teaching really gets kids interested in the curriculum. There are plenty of opportunities to be involved and know what your child is learning. The staff of this school not only promotes academic achievement but values of respect, teamwork, and generosity. Great school, love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Awesome students and staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
P.S. 65 Is a fantastic envoiroment for children to learn and grow. It is has arts infused education along with the foundations of education. The school is staffed by knowledgeable and energetic teachers who are determined to provide the best education foundation all young minds deserve. All of this is set within an environment that encourages kindness, teamwork, and an enthusiasm to learn. But most importantly to me is that, my boys look forward to going to school in the morning.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Great academic program,teachers and staff. limited seats due to small building and its good because its a lottery system. There is always plenty of parent involvement. Principal is great always willing to talk and answer questions;also the p.t.a does activities and fundraisers and parties for children they promote family getting involved in children's future. I love it.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

About this school

PS 65 is a school where students come eager and ready to develop their minds and their character and improve student achievement through inusion of the arts into the core curriculum. For our students, the arts provoke thought, increase awareness, ignite passion, allow explorations and express emotion. The Academy of Innovative Learning offers all students an atmosphere that is conductive to learning and a curriculum that is rigorous, consistent, sequential and individualized to meet the needs and learning styles of each student with a focus on each student's intellecutual, personal, social and physical development.

Rolling deadline

Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 12, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

P.S. 65 the Academy of Innovative Learning
98 Grant Street, Staten Island, NY  10301
(718) 981-5034
Last modified P.S. 65 the Academy of Innovative Learning is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
P.S. 65 the Academy of Innovative Learning Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top