In my opinion the principal lacks leadership skills needed to address bullying I believe this principal is more interested in her cushy 6 figure salary than the emotional well being of children in her care. Administration is friends with parents on Facebook. If you have a disagreement with another parent, do you want the other parent friends with the assistant principal on Facebook.? After informing a popular mother I would not tolerate bullying my child was forced to endure cruel social isolation! This mother had the skills needed to fracture my child's other friendships and turn her into a social outcast. EVIL. teachers, parents, children participated in it. I fully believe it was condoned by the principal. She doesn't want to be responsible for complaints of bullying should your child suffer an adverse outcome. Her goal : to intimidate you into staying quiet. If you complain, beware, you'll be punished !! your child won't be chosen for the class play, won't be invited to parties, will be told to "go away" . I now understand why parents believe " don't complain, it will make it worse. " Protect your child. Get audiovisual evidence,submit it to the chancellor . So Sad .
P.S.48 is an excellent school that has teachers who really push and care about the children. Great teachers my son loves his school
PS 48 is an amazing school. My daughter has been attending it from Pre-K thru 5th grade. The principal Mrs. Mammolito is highly experienced and approachable. Teachers encourage children to work hard, and challenge them according to their abilities. This school enables kids to perform their best in academics. PS 48 has many programs that inspire kids to express themselves. Guggenheim museum art program, school band, theater, circus, ballroom dancing and girls heritage program Her-Story. There are a lot of extracurricular activities available at school. Newspaper, fencing, basketball, ballet, Zumba, you name it. In 2013, his year, PS 48 has become a PreK-8th grade school. It has been expanded and moved to a brand new state of the art building. The new school has an auditorium, library, laboratory, art and music classrooms and many other facilities that enhance the learning experience for our children. Overall, I give it a five stars out of five, because I could not have asked for more from an elementary school.
my school is fantastic..the teachers and staff are wonderful. my son loves going to school and has learned so much.. beautiful new school..
Fact: You can always build a bigger school somewhere else. Fact: The same curriculum is being taught all over the city. So, ask the majority of parents at PS48 and they'll all agree on one thing: it's the amazing principal, administration and teachers that make it such a great school. And for those who feel it's overcrowded; the problem is not that a class has some 30 kids! As long as rules are clearly set and followed, and the teacher knows how to handle the kids, then you can rest assured that they're all learning & having fun too!
My kids have only been in the school for a few weeks but I am pleasantly surprised by what a wonderful school we have found! It really is a diamond in a sea of blah on Staten Island. I have high hopes for my children in this school. I am still getting to know the staff and teachers but the parent coordinator is just wonderful and was one of my first points of contact at the school. She is always available for questions and is so involved. So far so good!! Can wait to see what comes next!!
The worst school ,If you really looking to have NYC ACS at 12:30am to your House, reported from Kristina being late 12minutes to pick up your child,than you should keep your children to this school,.
I must admit my son was extremely nervous to start kindergarden but after the first two days the teacher made him feel very comfortable and now he doesnt want to miss a day. The teachers make everything fun. While they are playing they also are learning. He reads and writes on his own. Very proud of Ps48
I am very happy with the school but the school is too crowded. There seem to be kids who are not zoned for the school, but I have no clue how they ve been admitted there. There has to be some kind of verification that DOE can do. They should not let these things happen. A lot of favors go on. My son s class is crowded 30+ kids and I can bet most of them aren t zoned for the school. No other problems that I could see with the school. Teachers are great.
I have had children in this school for the past 5 years. I cannot be happier with the principal and teaching staff.
P.S. 48 is a victim of its own success. It is severely overcrowded and filled with out-of-zone scammers and Petrides' teachers' kids admitted out of professional courtesy. They really need to verify where people are living. It isn't fair to those of us for whom it is our actual zoned school. The school is full and turns away in-zone people. Other than that, seems okay, but should have more phonics and less emphasis on sight words in the early years. Also, one of the social workers working with the early grades is more than a bit over zealous.
Best elementary school ever! The teachers are very nice and best of all they make school fun!
CONT. JOIN P.S.48 and together help make it a better place and please dont listen to one bad review I understand everyone has their flaws but seriously its the right thing to do. If i can i would want to be younger and reattend school. If you consider this school tell the principal that you read my review, Suzie Nisthauz is the name and im positive you will never forget it because 48 helped me reach my ambition of becoming a preformer and i SUCCEDING ! The next time you might see me is in the big screen , all thanks to 48. Do the right thing and send your children nieces nephews cousins friends kids send everyone to 48, they are expanding because of YOUR demands , please do the right thing.
PS 48 is a wonderful school for children to grow and learn. My child is excelling there and couldn't be happier. The teachers are wonderful and easy to talk to. Communication between faculty and parents is more than I could ask for. It is a very family oriented school and they have a lot of wonderful events. I'm so glad that my child is able to attend such a great school.
It is interesting to note that this school is indeed very good as all the reviews have indicated here and it does deserve the 10 rating. My son had many problems when he was attending pre-school that we were very concern if he can handle the "mainstream" school environment when he entered into kindergarten. However, as time progressed, the school (or teacher) magically turned my son around as he is now doing very well in the kindergarten class. I guess the school does a good job in making a challenging curriculum and entertaining as well. Its parent coordinator, Terry Guthrie, does an excellent job in entertaining the parents questions. The only problem I see with this school is the space which the school is addressing by building a larger new school in the near future. It would be nice if this new school can be built as a K-8 school instead of its existing K-5 school but I'm not sure that it shall happened.
We are educators in the private and public sectors. Neither of us can imagine another better place to bring our children every day. They feel physically and emotionally safe in this colorful building. Staff members on every level are warm, supportive and professional. There is a broad and balanced commitment to educating the whole child, character, academic, physical, civic and artistic. Every child is treated as a special individual. We feel included and valued as parents in the school community. What more is there?
The school staff and administration is amazing. I have had such a great experience having my son there and look forward to my daughter attending next year. The teachers and principal are the best. I also love the fact that parents are so involved and fight for special programs etc.
I love PS 48 because the people who work there are kind are real, they show affection to the children and parents of this fast growing community. This schools logo states that 'we're not just a school, we're a family', and they truly make it feel that way in every way. When I enter PS48 i know i will be greeted with the ever so friendly staff, I always feel welcomed and know that what ever questions or needs I have will be answered in the most respectable way. PS48 is a great school for families to experience a safe environment, a well rounded education for their children and the best learning experience any school can offer!!
My child is new to the school. I feel the principal is wonderful, however some of the teachers seem unapproachable. The biggest drawback is the overcrowding and lack of space for the children. There is no gymnasium or auditorium, only a very small 'use it for everything lunchroom'. The children are often stuck in their extremely small classroom all day.
PS 48 is a nice school. My son enjoys going to school everyday and I feel extremely comfortable dropping him off and knowing that he will be well cared for. The teachers are wonderful and caring! The PTA is EXCEPTIONAL! They are so dedicated to this school. They provide a huge positive impact to this school and it would not be the same without them! The afterschool programs and family nights are fun and educational. Of course there will be parents who are not happy with some aspect of the school, but you cant please everyone and no school is perfect. But I would say that this school is pretty great!!
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