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.
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.
We're very happy we have such a great public school on the Staten Island north shore.
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.
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.
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
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!
Not happy with this school, staff, and approach. Very fake to me and not sincere.
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.
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.
Because my granddaughters attend this school and my daughter tells me its a great school.
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.
I love P.S. 65 because it provide a warm, safe, comfortable, and innovative environment for children.
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
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.
I love this school because parents and teachers work together to make it a great place for children to grow and learn.
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.
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!!!
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.
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