The William Lloyd Garrison School, P.S. 31, school community is committed to the development and mastery of skills reflected in the NYC/NYS Performance Standards. Given a positive and nurturing school climate, challenging curricula and high expectations, all students can achieve their maximum potential. The affirmation of the dignity and self-esteem of all students, including ELLs (English Language Learners), Special Education students and ESP (Elementary Special Progress) students, will be assured through our Values/Character Education Program. The focus of our instructional program is on learning processes that develop independent learners motivated to a lifelong career of learning.