PS85Q offers four full-day Kindergarten classes. A Gifted and Talented, a Greek Immersion, a General Education and an ICT. Students are immersed in learning in a nurturing, caring environment.
Students in kindergarten experience a balance of literature and informational texts in the context of instruction designed to create opportunities for them to engage with a variety of topics, and texts, and have discussions about texts that support language development and knowledge building. Creating this learning environment for emergent readers can take a variety of formats, including read-alouds, shared readings, paired readings, learning activities and play that incorporates literacy materials, talking, experimenting with written materials, and other literacy activities.
In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two areas: (1) developing a sound sense of numbers by representing and comparing numbers, initially using sets of objects; (2) recognizing and describing shapes and using spatial relations. More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to number than to any other topic.
Kindergarten students will also exposed to Technology, Theatre, Music, and Art within their schedule.
All schools are expected to serve the majority of special education students in their community, and all schools are required to provide, at minimum, English as a New Language (ENL) programs to their English Language Learners. If you have any questions about applying for Kindergarten, please call 718-935-2009.
Kindergarten offers for the 2019-2020 school year are now available to view in MySchools. If you applied to kindergarten by the January 22 application deadline, you can view your offer letter now: