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Our Mission

PS 261 Magnet School for Integrating the Arts expects all students, staff and parents to continuously grow as learners and has high expectations of conduct for the entire school community. We have a magnet theme of infusing the arts and our curriculum is enriched with a variety of art forms, including visual arts, movement, drama, photography and music. Our school community focuses on students' cognitive, social, emotional, artistic and physical development. We believe that all members of our school community learn best in an environment that accepts and celebrates diversity, is humane, and collaborative. We use standards driven instruction to develop students who are concerned citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners.