As we advance into the twenty-first century, the mission of P.S. 36 continues to be to prepare our students to meet higher academic standards of achievement for success. In order to ensure success a partnership has been formed with the school, parents, community organizations and civic groups. Performance standards will be achieved and exceeded in grades K through 5. We plan to meet the needs of all our students at risk, on and above grade level, talented and gifted, newly arrived and special education -- through an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and standards driven instruction. Through enhancement of our instructional strategies and enrichment activities, it will be our goal to prepare our students to meet the intellectual, emotional, and social challenges that await them in the future.