P.S. 33 - Chelsea Prep
14 Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in New York City Area
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- PK, K-5
Parent: My sons have thrived at Chelsea Prep. We originally chose this District 2 G&T school because of the teachers. We were blown away at orientation four years ago. Dana Kaplan stole the show! Now it has been four years, and two of my sons are soaring under the guidance of equally committed and nurturing teachers. The principal has changed, and some parents don't like this. Despite a rough transition, Cindy is now showing her leadership skills and is really bringing the entire school community together. We, personally, love the integration as it allows some of the stronger students to help the students in need. Cindy is as phenomenal, if not more so, at hiring the best teachers in the city. Top-notch teachers, coupled with strong student teachers AND teaching assistants (funded by the PTA) makes this school the best choice for our family.
- 629 Students
- 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
25 Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in New York City Area
- Public School
- Brooklyn, NY
Junior: The best thing about Brooklyn Prospect is the class size. With only 110 students per grade, each class is small which allows students to receive individualized attention from their teacher and get the help necessary to succeed. The teachers here are also another good thing. All the teachers I have interacted with are passionate about what they do and are motivated to help each student succeed. Teachers have designated office hours which allow them to meet students outside the classroom if they ever need any assistance. Additionally, the school's culture is something worth highlighting. Brooklyn Prospect is dedicated to making sure the school's community is diverse, not only by enrolling students of different backgrounds but also celebrating them within a school. We take pride in being a diverse community and provide opportunities for our students to take part in it. I would improve our lunch by providing healthier/tastier options for students to enjoy.
- 925 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
The Studio School
- Private School
- New York, NY
- PK, K-8
Parent: My 10 yo is in her 6th year at Studio School. We could not be happier with the education she is receiving. She is filled with enthusiasm about Reading and Writing. The children are writing their own stories, and learning grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling in the process. She is excited about all of her work, and comes home from school ready to dive in to her homework. I am very impressed with the skills she is mastering at Studio. Studio's homework philosophy is also invaluable. Homework is between the teacher and the student and you should not be involved in ensuring that your child does his/her homework or checking it. I was skeptical at first, but it works! My daughter tells me that she has to get home early enough to have time for homework, or asks me to wake her early so she can finish an assignment. She is learning academically, becoming responsible for herself and her work, and she loves going to school. We can't recommend Studio School highly enough.
- 120 Students
- 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio