The mission of P.S. 197Q is to ensure that all students acquire knowledge and develop skills and understandings that will enable them to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. This mission is best accomplished through a structure of communities that are committed to children and that are characterized by strong instructional team leadership, increased opportunities to learn/time on task, climate of high expectations for all students, a safe and orderly school environment, frequent monitoring of students’ progress with appropriate instructional adjustments to students’ programs, high levels of commitment to student success, an emphasis on teaching for learning, responsive supporting services, and extensive and authentic family/school/community partnerships.
In “Kidspeak”: At P.S. 197Q, we will all take responsibility for creating a respectful and successful learning environment.