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PS 310 is one of four new schools opening in District 20 in September, 2010. Established to help ease overcrowding across the district, PS 310 will draw students from a new zone carved out of an area already serving PS 69 and PS 105. For its inaugural year, the school will open with classes in pre-K (full and half-day options), kindergarten, and first grade. It will expand by one grade per year until it reaches its target capacity serving grades pre-K through 5.
With Brooklyn's Chinatown in the midst of its zone, PS 310 will serve many immigrant families. The school will offer bilingual instruction in English and Mandarin Chinese. According to founding principal, Yuqing Hong, plans are to eventually shift to a dual language model. Spanish will be taught to students as a foreign language.
The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association will provide parents with English instruction and counseling, and will sponsor after school activities. Partnerships with the Staten Island Zoo and The New York Hall of Science will bolster science education through field trips and classroom visits from zoo and museum educators.
For its first two years, PS 310 will be housed in PS 971 while its permanent space is under construction. In September, 2012 the school is slated to move into its new building on 62nd Street.
Special Education: PS 310 will serve students with special needs, but decisions regarding the class settings offered will be made after all students have enrolled.
After school: Preference is given to students residing in the school's zone. Space permitting, the school will consider applicants from outside its zone. Applications and further details regarding the boundaries of the school's zone are available at the District 20 Enrollment Office. (Laura Zingmond, telephone interview, March 2010)