The mission of PS 257 is to provide children with a secure, nurturing environment where they will grow to their fullest potential. PS 257 will motivate all children to learn in order to become responsible and productive members of society. We have high expectations for all of our students. Students are encouraged to become lifelong learners in order to achieve essential knowledge and the skills necessary to enable them to become good citizens. In order to realize this goal, parents and teachers will work together to create an atmosphere of collaborative learning. With the combined efforts of staff, students, parents and the community our students will develop a desire to learn and to excel. The students will commit themselves to become informed, knowledgeable, responsible, and productive citizens in both a democratic society and the world.