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Work Hard. Be Kind.

Welcome to PS 199

Jesse Isidor Straus

Our Mission:

PS 199 is committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning and to support students in becoming their best selves both academically and personally. We want to empower children to understand, respect, and appreciate the diversity in our community and the world. We work hard to sustain a strong community of pedagogues, administr-ators and parents that collaborate to create a safe, joyful, and productive learning environment.

Our Programs

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We believe that a quality educa-tion includes an evolving curricu-lum that is supported by diverse programming. PS 199 has part-nered with several organi-zations to enhance our core curriculum. Our dedicated staff plan educa-tional units with teaching artists to weave the arts and sciences into our lessons. Click here to learn more about our excellent array of enrichment programs and specialty classes.

Planting a Tree

Our Community

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We strive to sustain a strong community of pedagogues, administrators, and parents that collaborate to create a safe, joyful, and productive learning environment. Family involvement is key, and there are many ways to get involved at PS 199, from volunteering in the classroom to serving on the PTA. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved to support the needs and initiatives of our school.

Our Events

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PS 199 and its PTA holds a wide variety of fun events throughout the year. Volunteer for an event and join others who share our goal to build a stronger and more vibrant school community. Click on an event to see details and how you can participate!

Our Events

At a Glance

PTA Events Each Year

20+

10+

Average Years of Teacher Experience

Specialized and 

Enrichment Programs

10+

National Blue Ribbon School

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Fall 2023 Team Trophy at

the Anderson School Chess Tournament

2018 National Championship

Chess Championships

What Our Community Is Saying

“PS 199 is an amazing school. My child has grown so much since starting here. The teachers and staff truly care about the students and go above and beyond to ensure their success.”

Nora Jacobs, Parent

Our Partners

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