Our vision at PS 144Q is one of a partnership of administrators, teachers, parents, school staff and students all working together towards the same goal.
To enable our students to seek their full potential by developing their academic, social and emotional skills.
P.S. 144 is a vibrant school that is housed in a four story U-shaped brick structure built in 1931 and sits in a tree-lined area of Forest Hills.
Our educational program meets all of the NYS Learning standards requirements of literacy, mathematics, social studies, science and the arts. The integration of technology partnered with effective remediation, and enrichment, programs are all part of our goal in meeting the needs of all the students in our school.
The Instructional Priority is to build teacher capacity to promote student critical thinking through student-led discussions, utilizing school wide discussion protocols (which include but not limited to DOK question stem/Hess Matrix) to support higher order thinking and questioning skills.
At P.S. 144, we are strong believers in recognizing student achievement in academics as well as celebrating the success of our students socially and emotionally. Our staff have been trained through Power Brain which utilizes an exciting combination of physical, emotional and cognitive exercises to tap into our infinite brain potential. Power Brain empower children and adults to improve focus, confidence, memory, creativity and emotional wellness while reducing stress and anxiety. Students also have been trained as peer coaches for the classrooms.
We at PS 144 are committed to addressing the emotional, social and academic needs of every child. We recognize the importance of working closely with our administrators, teachers, students and their families, as well as with outreach organizations, as we strive to have every child achieve their potential.