picture of the front of PS 245 school building

Welcome to P.S. 245

P.S. 245, Magnet School of Arts and Science is one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets. Located at 249 East 17th Street in Flatbush, we are a small elementary school serving grades Pre-K through grade 5. We have two classes per grade level and approximately 300 students. We are a magnet school of Arts and Science meaning we offer an enriched science and art curriculum and outside residencies specializing in these areas.

Walk into any classroom and you will see students actively engaged in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our school offers a balanced approach to all subjects with an emphasis on hands-on activities, problem solving, and reasoning. Using real world experiences, students work independently and in small groups to creatively discover solutions to both local and global problems. Students are guided by teachers to use their knowledge in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, the arts, and technology to conduct research and to produce a solution.

Through the process of project based learning each student is able to express themselves and contribute. Our students learn about the world and are able to express these new understandings through the arts, theatre, dance and music.

We are a STEAM school (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and we use these disciplines to develop each students' innate creative abilities by encouraging self-expression and natural curiosity.

At P.S. 245, all students are encouraged to have a VOICE!