Award Year: 2016

P.S. 098 The Douglaston School

40-20 235th Street
Douglaston, NY, 11363-1508

(718) 423-8535

Ms. Lena M Kim, Principal at time of Nomination

New York City Community District 26

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P.S. 98Q is a place where school and home come together to promote learning to meet standards of excellence. Our students have the capability to become self-disciplined, creative and independent learners. We believe every child will succeed in ways that reflect his or her own aptitude and interests.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 27%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Utilizing our scientific inquiry skills to construct Maglev trains!

Utilizing our scientific inquiry skills to construct Maglev trains!

At PS 98Q, the Douglaston School, our vision is to educate, develop, and nurture students to become future global leaders. We believe that to attain the necessary qualities to succeed in the 21st century, education must go beyond academic excellence and that a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to education is required. Our students are taught to become independent thinkers and communicators through a school-wide utilization of visual tools to organize, communicate and problem-solve across all disciplines. Academic vocabulary and conversation are highlighted. Literacy skills are strengthened through blended learning. Inquiry-based Science exploration fosters students' natural curiosity and creativity. Multidisciplinary STEAM learning is enriched through collaboration with community organizations, including the Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society, Alley Pond Environmental Center, Douglaston Wetland Project, Ashcan Art and Midori programs, allowing students to learn about and become active participants in their community's history, architecture, and natural wetlands ecosystem preservation efforts. During the Douglaston Club time, our teachers volunteer to share their knowledge and passion with students in enrichment clubs and activities such as the Stock Market Game, national math challenges, debating, philanthropic clubs, chess, robotics, school newspaper, poetry, coding, guitar, gardening, and choral singing. These clubs provide students with the chance to participate in real world experiences that expand on the "why" of learning. Education is extended through an after-school program that provides opportunities for students to enhance their learning beyond the academic day. The program offers various activities such as keyboard, theater, art, cooking, social game play, chess, sports, computer science and musical experiences with professional artists in addition to academic enrichment. Strong home-school connections are the hallmark of The Douglaston School. Many of our students' parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were former students and continue to support this treasured school, staff and children. The Douglaston School is proud to be the center of a community where families are committed to maintaining a strong learning environment.