PS 397 Foster Laurie takes a whole-child approach to elementary education. Teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve.


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No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why we create an individual learning plan for every child. Your plan will combine direct instruction, small-group work, and one-on-one tutoring in a way that works for your student.

  • Achieve
  • Succeed
  • Persevere
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • ​Excellence

The teachers, administrators and staff at PS 397 Foster Laurie are united in their belief that all children should uphold the following.