About Us


PS/MS 34 Franklin D. Roosevelt School will continue our mission to transform our community by developing culturally responsive and sustaining practices that center students over standards.  We will build partnerships with students so we can find creative solutions to local, national, and global community challenges.  Our school environment will have student work in every space so we can celebrate our learning.


PS/MS 34 Franklin D. Roosevelt School learners will interact and engage in learner-driven, culturally responsive and sustaining spaces with interdisciplinary experiences that promote Curiosity, Creativity, and Community – giving learners the agency to co-create meaning and content and seek opportunities to have a positive impact on their local, national, and global communities.

PS/MS 34 has been adding more Arts programming this school year.  Students now have teachers of the Theater Arts and Visual Arts.

And check out these “I am From” videos created by Ethan and Habsa.

PS/MS 34 students also experience Arts enrichment in the Middle School SONYC after-school program and with our partners at Repertorio.

Students explore their creativity through unique classes like Genius Hour and Community Action where they follow their passions and learn to activate their voices on issues critical to the community.

More partnerships to come to add music and dance to our growing arts program.

PS/MS 34 is innovating our community to create more modern learning opportunities for our students and families.  

We have added the following courses this year for middle school students:  Genius Hour, Community Action, Mandarin, and our first High School level Regents course – Living Environment.

Our Middle School after-school partners, SONYC, have also been innovating their programs to bring new learning opportunities and enrichment to after-school programming.  Watch here for more information from SONYC Program Director, Anthony Santos.

Our students explore their varied curiosities in innovative class experiences, field trips, and in arts, sports, and other enrichment programs.