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Ann Gordon-Chang, Principal

Maria Samolis, Assistant Principal

Sabrina C. Parada, Assistant Principal

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If you have received an offer letter and would like to register your child at PS85Q, please call Ms. Amato at 718.278.3630 to speak about setting up a registration appointment.  Please look under our Admissions tab to ensure you have all of the paperwork necessary for enrollment. 

PRE-K  and 3K
Beginning on May 14 for pre-K and May 16 for 3-K, you and your staff with account access will be able to review your waitlist screen in MySchools. Once the waitlist is available, you will be able to indicate acceptances and declinations on your waitlist screen. Families who applied online will also be able to accept or decline their offer using their account, which will also be reflected on your waitlist.    



Morning Arrival

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Arrival for all students.

Grade K and Pre-K arrival is located in the Garden Area - Exit 4

Grades 1 - 5 will arrive behind school - Exit 3


2:30 PM


Kindergarten – EXIT 4 - GARDEN AREA 

Grades 1-5 – EXIT 3 - BEHIND SCHOOL 


Chancellor's Initiatives

NYC Reads initiative, a historic shift in the way we teach NYC school kids to read. NYC Reads will bring science-of-reading and phonics-based learning methods to all public school students, starting with early childhood programs and elementary schools through high school graduation.

The program will be implemented over the course of the next two years and will be split into two phases. Approximately $35 million will be invested next year into training and coaching for teachers to successfully get the curriculum into their classrooms and address their students’ needs. To read more 

Welcome to our school website! Here, you'll find valuable information about our school, including academic programs and important announcements. Feel free to navigate through the pages to discover all that our school has to offer. If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy browsing! 🏫🌐

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"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it from you"

BB King

23-70 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11105

PH:    718.278.3630

FAX: 718.267.2191

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