Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to PS1 Pluralistic School, an elementary school for grades K-6. This is a place where we recognize and value the unique qualities contributed by every individual student and every adult at our school. Everyone contributes.
When we talk about pluralism – the ‘P’ in PS1 – we are referring to respecting, recognizing, and building upon a child’s passions, interests, talents, personal expressions, and uniqueness.
We value a child for who they are and what they bring to their everyday life experience inside and outside the classroom. And we get to work with students who are motivated, engaged, confident individuals; strong in themselves, open to knowing others, and ready to take on new challenges.
That’s what made me start saying years ago: “It’s not how smart a child is; it’s how a child is smart.”
Welcome to our school, now in its 48th year! It’s a special place where we empower children to become the best version of themselves, and where fitting in is about being yourself.
Joel Pelcyger, Co-Founder and Head of School
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