• ALL NYC Schools are in session

    Good Morning Parents/ Guardians,

    Our students will return to school today.  All NYC schools are in session.  Due to the cold weather all of our activities will take place indoors today. This means indoor arrival and indoor dismissal. We want to thank our parents for their patience in dealing with technical outages from the NYCDOE during yesterday's remote learning.  

    We look forward to all our students returning to the building today.  As you travel this morning be safe and have a Happy Valentine's Day!


    PS 251

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • Juilliard Music Advancement Program -FREE

    Juilliard Music Advancement Program (MAP) a TUITION-FREE program is actively seeking students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the classical musical field. Classes take place at Juilliard on Saturdays, 8:30 am-6 pm for eligible students between the ages of 8 and 17 and have played their instrument for at least two years. 

    Applications & Auditions

    • Apply online at
    • Application deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024. Violin, cello, flute, and composition applicants must submit prescreening recordings by April 1.
    • Auditions will take place at Juilliard on Saturday, May 18, 2024. See requirements at
    • To learn more in-person or online - March 9 the MAP Open House and Music Programs Fair –




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School Vision

Our P.S. 251 community embraces and promotes diversity to create a safe haven of supportive academic and social emotional achievements for lifelong learners. Through rigorous instruction, we provide opportunities to cultivate future leaders in achieving their maximum potential.

School Mission

Our mission is to celebrate diversity and overcome challenges by setting high expectations through multi-faceted instruction and positive relationships that promotes success for all.