Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School is dedicated to the education and development of each child, as they become leaders in their academic and personal lives. Students will graduate with the ability to use language to communicate and connect with the wealth of cultures we have in our community. Learning in an environment that emphasizes asking questions and hands-on exploration, our children will grow to be curious about their world, think creatively and flexibly about problems and solutions, and have the confidence to make things happen for themselves and their world.
What Makes PS 516: Sunset Park Avenues Elementary Unique?
- Commitment to Language & Literacy: Our students will learn to speak, read, and write in two languages in our Dual Language classrooms (English/Spanish). All students will excel as readers, writers, listeners and speakers with rich classroom libraries, opportunities to practice throughout the day, everyday, and one-on-one teacher support
- Focus on the Individual: Students spend most of their time learning through exploration and independent practice. This allows our teachers to become experts in each child, knowing exactly what a student needs to succeed.
- Small, Connected Community: Parents, families and staff all have a role in teaching our students and are regularly invited to classrooms. The first Friday of each month, our classrooms are open and families visit to participate in a hands-on activity with their child.