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P.S. 110 The Monitor

Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Staff Pick
124 Monitor Street
Brooklyn NY 11222
Phone: 718-383-7600

Our Insights

What’s Special

Rich arts, French-English dual language program

The Downside

Physical education inconsistent, no librarian

PS 110, housed in a stately brick building constructed in 1895, has a rich arts curriculum and a popular French-English dual-language program. Enrollment has steadily increased as this formerly Polish working-class neighborhood has become home to young professionals with school-aged children.

The number of native French speakers has been growing each year in the French-English dual language program. In 2016, nearly half were native speakers. In these classes, half the instruction is in French, half in English.

Depending on the grade, children study dance, musical theater, visual arts and Shakespeare. All children have lessons in Italian, computers, music and art. There are engaging science projects: 4th- and 5th-graders cultivate a hydroponic garden and raise trout that they eventually release in the Hudson River.

Children may choose topics such as Minecraft, World Wars I and II, geology, gardening, and endangered species to study in 8- to 10-week cycles as part of a program called Schoolwide Enrichment Model. "Enrichment clusters allow for real engagement and the more engaged kids are the more invested they are in their learning," said Principal Anna Cano Amato.

Cano Amato and Assistant Principal Dana Raciunas, who both specialize in literacy, have worked at the school for more than 20 years.

Fourth- and 5th-grade classes are divided into separate departments; the arrangement gives kids a smoother transition to middle school, where they have different teachers for different subjects.

The school has five pre-kindergarten classes equipped with blocks, dress-up corners and lots of books. These classes usually have room for children from outside the attendance zone.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes, which mix general and special needs children with two teachers.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school. (Mahalia Watson, January 2015; updated August 2016)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
50% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2019-2020

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners
Pre-K seats

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

This school offers Dual Language classes in French.

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2021 -22 Assessment Database

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Greenpoint (District 14)
Trains: G Line to Nassau Ave
Buses: B24, B43, B48, B62


Dana Raciunas
Parent Coordinator
Amy Chalkley

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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