The mission of PS/MS 43Q is to create a community of lifelong learners where high rates of literacy are achieved through active student participation in an array of academic, scientific, artistic and technological activities. We strive to educate the mind, body and spirit of each student. We foster a belief in one's self and an acceptance of others. Through high expectations and standards-driven instruction our students will become responsible and contributing members of a rapidly changing world. We are dedicated to sharing our school facility with the community organizations whose purpose is to benefit children and their families. Through parent involvement and a commitment to education, we believe every student can reach high standards of excellence.