Welcome to P.S. 53
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
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PS 53 Mission Statement
The Barbara Esselborn School, a community of children and adults, will work together to provide a learning environment that is safe, caring, and nurturing. Each child will actively and responsibly seek to achieve their academic, emotional, and physical potential. Every adult will challenge students to meet and exceed high performance standards. We will continue to utilize all community resources to ensure the cognitive, creative, and social growth of every student. Our school community will continue to seek new and innovative instructional approaches that are appropriate to students' diverse learning styles and abilities. All of us will strive to prepare each child to be a lifelong learner and a contributing member of an ever-changing society.
Your child's 2018/2019 class information will be mailed out at the end of August. Please do not call the school asking about placement.
Due to the upcoming construction of the auditorium and gymnasium we sent home a letter on the last day of school. We have decided that doors will open at 7:45 a.m. instead of 7:50 a.m., as noted in the letter, to ease the congestion of arrival. All of the changes being made are due to the construction. We appreciate your patience and support during this time.
Statement on Accessibility- We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Vincent Lyman at the following email - VLyman@schools.nyc.gov or call Angela Navarino at 718-987-8020 to request assistance.
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PS 53- A Lighthouse School
Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence based approach empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Learn more at https://www.theleaderinme.org/