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Welcome to P.S. 217
Located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, P.S. 217 is one of the largest and most diverse public elementary schools in New York City. With over 30 languages and dialects spoken by our families, we combine a large English language learner population with a high-performance environment. Our ELA, science and math scores consistently rank us among the best schools in District 22.
The school is home to an arts enrichment program that exposes every child to music, drama, creative writing and studio art—all woven directly into the standard curriculum. Weekly art clubs and an after school program further enrich our children, whose talent we showcase twice a year in full-scale theatrical productions.
An active Parents’ Association provides vital support for our many programs, including the arts, our school garden, and fundraising fairs and carnivals. Our talented parents volunteer to teach classes in dance, photography, art history, scrap-booking, cooking, drama and more.
Academic rigor, unparalleled diversity, arts enrichment, involved parents, a dedicated staff of education professionals, and the brightest and most wonderful children in the world make P.S. 217 a special elementary school experience.