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P.S. 98 The Douglaston School

School Vision Statement
P.S. 98 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. In order to fulfill this vision, PS 98 encourages a strong partnership between school and home.


Instructional Focus

P.S. 98 students will critically engage in a variety of texts of different perspectives and engage in collaborative conversations to encourage the exchange of ideas that is based on evidence to generate deeper, stronger understanding and new thinking across content areas.

Social Emotional Learning Mission Statement

P.S. 98’s goal is to provide evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) as part of our instruction. We believe in educating the whole child, equipping students for success in school and in life by fostering positive relationships, self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and responsible decision-making. We strive to know our students well, collaborate with families and support SEL to build supportive relationships between students and between students and staff.

School-wide Instructional Priority
Know Every Student Well