Welcome to PS 71

The Rose E. Scala School


The Preparatory Academy at 71

We are a K-8 school located in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx. Contact us at 08x071@schools.nyc.gov

We are committed to ensuring our students have the opportunity to have their talents nurtured, their experiences broadened and their minds challenged.

A priority for our school is to implement 

the 3Cs in achieving our goals:

Challenge students through:

Quality instruction


Bloom's Taxonomy

High expectations and standards

Standards based work

Next steps

Commit to a professional learning community by:

Being open to innovation

Celebrating, sharing, and implementing best practices

Setting goals for yourself and students

Utilizing supports in place throughout the building


Supporting curriculum goals


Clear expectations

Time for common planning

A safe and nurturing environment for success

A supportive community

A love of learning