Message From The Principal Welcome to P.S. 188, The Kingsbury School, where we provide a "private school" education in a public school for children from kindergarten to grade five. What makes us special? P.S. 188 is best characterized by its child-centered approach to elementary education. We are committed to the academic and social development of each child. Individual differences are accepted, encouraged and integrated into a cohesive educational system. This philosophy gives every student the opportunity to: Obtain an education, considering personal interests, abilities and needs Learn how to coordinate those interests and resources with others Develop emotionally, physically,socially and intellectually to cope with life's challenges Develop cultural and aesthetic appreciation Our school is a community dedicated to the growth of all its children. This influences everything that goes on in our school, including class organization, curriculum development, lunch program, and the way in which people relate to one another. Our school community thrives because of active parents, and we invite all parents to participate, listen, share ideas and provide suggestions to help our school--where our motto is "Our school is great...P.S. 188!"