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Great Expectations. Every Student. Every Day.


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At P.S. 85, we take pride in fostering a school environment where students receive a well-rounded and culturally mindful education in a school climate that is safe and welcoming. In our school community, we value student's voice and prioritize student needs by building and nurturing positive relationships as an agency to a prominent education. 
Our goal is to build a collaborative school culture that values and embraces knowledge and strives for great expectations on a day-to-day basis for every student.
If educators know every student well and design small group learning  opportunities, then every student will take greater ownership of their learning and student voice will be evident in all classrooms thus creating independence and confidence


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Chapter One

Chapter One

Chapter One is a non-profit organization that provides online tutoring to our school through voluntary partnerships with various companies. This year our tutors were from Apple, JP Morgan Chase, Mizuho Americas, and Deloitte Accounting Firm. These tutors provide online tutoring to our first and second grade students supporting reading and writing. At the end of the tutoring cycle, they come to meet the kids in person and celebrate. We had pizza parties with activity books, gifts, certificates and best of all smiles on the faces of the tutors and students. It was an amazing week of celebrations.

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week is a national holiday celebrated in United States of America which takes place in the first full week of May.