P.S. 133, whose new admissions standards have been hailed as a model for diversity, opened this week in a new building on its former site at 610 Baltic Street in Park Slope. A reader sent in these photos of the campus, which serves 935 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
The new facility has 39 standard classrooms and six special education ones, as well as science labs, prep rooms, a kitchen, cafeteria, auditorium, library, gymnasium, medical suite, guidance offices, parent community rooms and administrative offices. And it incorporates part of the old school’s facade in its auditorium.
In a complicated deal last year, the Community Education Council approved a Park Slope school rezoning pushed by the Department of Education in exchange for a diversity program at P.S. 133 that gives preference to English language learners and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.
“P.S. 133, in its new building, has become more than just a school, it has become a symbol of the value of diversity in New York City,” Council Member Brad Lander said in a prepared statement. The official ribbon cutting took place August 29. Click through to see more photos of the interior of the new building.
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