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Our Mission

At P.S. 97, Q, The Forest Park School, we prepare our students for college and career by embracing their strengths and providing them with a quality education in which they are challenged to reach their maximum potential both academically and personally through instruction that is differentiated for all learners.

Special Programs

Boy Scouts of America Afterschool Program 
Boys in grades 1 - 5 are invited to participate in the Boy Scout Program which is held on Monday from 2:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.  If interested, please see Amelia Joseph for a registration form or you can contact Boy Scouts directly at 212-651-2873.  We look forward to your boys enjoying this wonderful program. 
We Follow Our Hearts

H - elp others and ask for help when you need it
E - at right and exercise
A - chieve your goals through hard work
R - espect yourself and others
T - ry your best in school and at home
S - peak positive words

Staff, students, and parents participate in assemblies learning how to continue to do the right thing to  live a positive life. 
Students who are following their hearts are awarded with "The Big Heart" certificate and a prize! 
Monday is Bank Day
Ridgewood Savings Bank Student Savings Plan 
Students are invited to participate in this savings plan allowing them to have their own bank passport making their own deposits.  Deposits are collected every Monday.  Watch your pennies grow to be dollars!

Our Community

The Forest Park School has developed strong relationships with outside agencies who have shared their time and talent with us to help our students reach both academic and social success.  Listed below are the many Community Based Organizations who support The Forest Park School. 

Fresh Air Fund - Summer Camp
Cornell University - Health and Nutrition Program 
Health Plus AmeriGroup - Health Related Workshops offered for our parents
FDNY - Fire Safety Program for parents and students
NYPD - Anti-Bullying Program for students 
Health Plex - Free Dental screenings for students with permission slips
Latin Women in America, Inc. - Helping our families become citizens
Sylvan Learning Center - Academic Support Workshops for parents
New York Life - Financial Planning for our families 
Ridgewood Savings Bank - student savings plan 

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