About Our School
An OUTSTANDING School Where Learning Takes Place
Here at PS121, we offer our students an eclectic learning environment, filled with a variety of support and services. The transformative learning experiences at PS121 are designed to help our students grow, both in and out of the classroom. PS121 is located in the heart of Ozone Park and serves students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. With nearly 1,000 students and a staff of 100, we are here to help our students make an impact on the world. Do you want your child to succeed? This is the place to be!
P.S. 121 is committed in ensuring that every student is provided with the skill sets to achieve grade level expectations in a safe, diverse, nurturing, and supportive environment, that takes into account each child's unique learning needs and fosters creativity, accountability, and a sense of community in order for them to become successful lifelong learners.
A Message from our Principal
Mrs. Evelyn Vadi
Dear P.S.121 Families,
Words can’t express how fortunate I feel to serve as principal of P.S.121. Every day I find myself beaming inside and out as I observe the hard work and dedication of my fellow administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Here at P.S.121 we pride ourselves on rigorous standards-based curriculum, data-driven instruction, student-centered learning, a strong home-school connection, and an involved PTA. These are all believed to be the cornerstones to student success. We strive to make students feel cared for and supported throughout all their endeavors. All members of our school community share a common goal of growth through learning, team work, and perseverance. P.S.121 has a unique community whose supportive environment and resources ensure that all students are striving towards reaching his or her full potential. As principal, there is no greater pleasure than watching each and every student work hard to meet their goals.
I am so proud to be part of this wonderful school community and look forward to a successful school year. Through the collective efforts of the teachers, families, and students we will continue to make P.S.121 an incredible place for thinking, learning, and growing. Please be sure to continue to visit our web page to view important information about our school and stay informed of the latest happenings at P.S.121. I encourage you to keep the lines of communication open between your homes and our school and thank you in advance for your cooperation and support as we work together to ensure that your children have a productive school year!
Our vision is to equip children for the demands and opportunities of the 21st century by offering a differentiated, effective and rigorous curriculum to be committed learners for life. We believe that through hard work, determination and discipline our students will succeed!
We believe that students learn best when they are provided access points to support learning. To support this belief, we have chosen an instructional focus that ensures teachers' use of discussion protocols, depth of knowledge (DOK) wheel, and conversational prompts. We believe students need to be actively engaged in lessons and tasks that are differentiated and meet the demands of the Common Core Learning Standards.