As the new Principal of PS 397, my job is to ensure that every child who enters the doors of PS 397 is safe and receives the best education possible; one that prepares them for the careers of tomorrow and one that allows them to be college and career ready. We have created a culture that is family oriented, nurturing and caring so that everyone feels a sense of belonging and that they have a voice. I believe in distributive leadership that lends itself to shared-decision making. Our parents and families play an integral role in the success of our school and this is the reason I have an open-door policy so that families can feel welcome and be assured that I am accessible and available when the need arise.
Welcome to PS 397 Foster Laurie
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." - Margaret Mead
-NYS Science Assessment Grade 4-June 5, 2017
-5th Grade Graduation-June 23, 2017
PS 397 FOSTER LAURIE ELEMENTARY
"TOGETHER WE ASPIRE, ONE SCHOLAR AT A TIME"
Looking for a small school where your child will not only receive a quality education but will be cared for by a loving staff?
Look no further, PS 397 is the right place for your child. We've doubled our 2015 State ELA and Mathematics Test Scores. In addition to academics we offer a wide variety of activities. Such as chess, drumming, afro-caribbean dance and robotics. Everyone who enters our doors feel welcome and loved.