Award Year: 2015

PS 100 The Coney Island School

2951 West 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11224-3707

(718) 372-2760

Ms. Katherine A Moloney, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

School District 21

School Website

Mission

PS 100 is a school built on a tradition of academic excellence with a vision of enriching the educational experience of every child through enhancement of the arts, technology and self-expression. Our community of learners includes students, teacher, and parents who are committed to high standards. We value creativity and active participation from all community members to make PS 100 an exciting place to be. We strive to prepare our students to be responsible, caring citizens and contribute to our society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 12%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
A 5th Grade Socratic Circle conducts a session while Teachers observe the process.

A 5th Grade Socratic Circle conducts a session while Teachers observe the process.

PS 100 is a school built on a tradition of academic excellence with a vision of enriching the educational experience of every child through enhancement of the arts, technology and self-expression. Our Coney Island School is a high performing elementary school with 731 students in Pre-K to 5th Grade.

The school climate fosters a positive environment which enables students to develop their academic strengths and nurture their emotional and social growth. Students have opportunities to be active participants in our school community through Student Council, our Newspaper, and volunteer work.

Students are provided with a well-rounded and rigorous academic curriculum. PS 100ís philosophy of teaching the whole child is best shown in our expanded curriculum offerings. In our school, we have full time teachers in dance, music, physical education, science, library, and media (photography/art/technology). These teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to align their activities in reading, writing, and math.

Though not usually found in an elementary school, Socratic Circles have been introduced to deepen the understanding of complex ideas found in text through rigorous and thoughtful dialogue. This method allows for student-led discussions which will develop their critical thinking, problem solving, speaking, and listening skills.

Teachers work collaboratively to assess student work, modify instruction, and share best practices. Communication among parents, teachers, and students helps make PS 100 a great place to work and learn!