Award Year: 2014

P.S. 205 Alexander Graham Bell School

75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY, 11364-3448

(718) 464-5773

Mrs. Karen Scott-Piazza, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

New York City Geographic District #26

School Website


We pursue excellence in education for every student. A shared partnership among staff, parents and students provides all children with a quality education.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 35%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Asian: 42%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
2nd Grade students working on their Kindness Chains.

2nd Grade students working on their Kindness Chains.

At P.S. 205, the staff are a powerful group when it comes to instruction and sharing best teaching practices. The teacher teams are stakeholders in the educational process of the students. School capacity building empowers teachers to be effective and supports the school's efforts in building strong relationships that foster its mission to: a) establish a culture for learning through a mutual agreement that learning is important and leads to college and career readiness; b) ensure that high expectations are embedded in all work habits; c) engage all teachers in inquiry-based professional collaborations that strengthen instructional capacity per grade level. The student's families share this strong belief in education. They believe that hard-work and perseverance coupled with a positive outlook and teacher support is the best recipe for their child's success in school both academically and emotionally. School activities and initiatives embody a spirit of sharing and caring for other people, both locally and globally. One of the many school initiatives is the Service in Schools Program. Over the past three years, there has been a growing involvement with local and global service projects to promote citizenship, stewardship, and environmental awareness and responsibility. Programs include UNICEF, NYC Penny Harvest, and participation in the Water Collective program, Cookies for Cameroon, where students learn about the needs of people in Cameroon, Africa and their need to sustain an adequate supply of clean water. At P.S. 205, Sharing is Caring!