In my 30+ years, I taught in many schools throughout Brooklyn before arriving at PS 8. I feel confident to say to parents looking for a caring school that PS 8 will provide their children with the educational, social and emotional needs they will rely on as they expand their education. The principal and her administration create a warm atmosphere where the children feel happy and secure which clears the path for successful learning skills. As a recently retired alumni, I am proud to have my youngest grandson attend PS 8 in September. The priceless friendships they forge in these six years are memorable.
My children have attended PS 8 for years and I have no complaints at all. They truely care about the children and I am very happy that my children have such a wonderful school to go to.
The school has excellent faculty who work together with the community and parents, which makes the school run smoothly & the children receive an excellent education!
P.S. 8 is a wonderful school with a very dedicated staff. The teachers teach and the children learn. Having worked there for many years I witnessed children coming back to see a favorite teacher to show him/her how well they have done or to volunteer to help in the classroom. Children leave PS 8 with a solid educational background and fond memories.
P.S.8 is a great school that has a community of wonderful people behind it. The principal, teachers, staff and parents work very hard every day to make our school excel. We have received an "A" rating for three years in a row.
My grandson attends this school and is in the 4th grade. He is having a wonderful experience thanks to the teachers and staff.
Wonderful students, wonderful parents, hard working staff!!!! The way all three(parents, students,and teachers) work together to better children's education is just one of the many reasons why our school received an A three years in a row!!!!!
I graduated from P.S.8 in 1985. I loved the school and teachers then and now my son goes there and I am hoping that he will love it too. The principal and staff are great and for a small school we all have big hearts BUT bigger dreams for our children. Let's make it happen for them!
Great teachers. My three children excelled at P.S. 8 and my two older children have a solid foundation for middle school and high school.
The staff is amazing and they really care for the children and how they are performing. They also love to work together with the parents to meet the childrens needs
Not impressed. I have yet to come across a teacher that really cares and is dedicated to their students. I have had problem after problem with the other students and the way they treat the other children, with very reluctant resolutions on the parent coordinator, and administrative ends. My daughter comes home with a new story almost every day, and it's sad, when I ask her 'did you have a good day?' the answer has yet to be yes. The teachers yell all day, and have nothing but negative things to tell me about my daughter academically, when she is actually functioning at higher grade levels then where she actually is- the teachers intimidate her so much to the point that she clams up and can't even speak when she is approached or called on by them to answer questions. Do yourself a favor, go to PS 32.
I wen to this school many years ago... and now that I am a teacher myself I truly realize how great PS 8 is!!! Trust me everyone... it is a rare find in NYC to see small class sizes and student population. As for cake sales, book fairs and everything else... its a normality in every school and you can only blame one thing.. Budget cuts!!
I am a parent of children who have attended P.S. 8 for a few years. They are very excited to be returning to school next week. The principal goes 'above & beyond', from what I have witnessed at other schools. As for the teachers, my children always enjoyed the classes they were in. Whether it was Art, Science, Social Studies, or Recess, I feel that they gained a wealth of knowledge unique to P.S. 8
I am not happy with PS8 at all. I have yet to come by a great teacher. Most of the teachers are screamers. The school is small and the state tests should be ski high, but they are not. I don't feel welcomed at this school. The principal is not a big fan of parents. St. Clares or PS 32 is a much better choice.
As an update for anyone who may be reading this, PS8 has recently (maybe about 2 months ago) implemented extra classes for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. These classes include a Reading First Program, A Culinary Class, Robotics (5th grade only) and some others. I unfortunately don't have the list here to name them all. They incorporate essential skills into these fun classes for the kids, and I haven't heard a kid say they didn't like it yet! I believe the classes are all held on Tuesday's from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. It was nice to see my children's excitement in wanting to participate in these classes. Maybe next year they'll be able to offer classes for first and second grades as well. ( Please, do correct me if I am wrong! - I don't think it is currently available for the first & second grade.)
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