P.S. 1 Mission Statement
At The Bergen School, our mission is to promote a standards based curriculum which will foster both critical and creative thinking. We encourage our students to value their education so they may become responsible citizens and lifelong learners. Students are expected to meet and exceed the NYS standards in all subject areas. Our curriculum will be taught in a way that supports academic rigor as well as provides the skills students need to be successful in the 21st century. Students are expected to expand their minds to inquire about learning and the world as well as their roles within it. We realize that each child is unique bringing a variety of learning styles, and interests to each school day. Our goal is to foster independence by helping students understand how to overcome the daily academic, social and emotional challenges they are faced with and provide differentiated approaches to meet the goals and language needs of all of our students especially our those who struggle, English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs.
We hope to continue to form partnerships within the school community to facilitate a home school connection and promote a safe learning environment for all students. Parents are encouraged to become partners with us in their child’s learning. At PS 1, the learning never ends, even when the school day is over. It is our wish that all students, parents and staff members join together to become a community of lifelong learners.