A Community of Learners.
A Community of Leaders.
PS 56 is an International Baccalaureate candidate, public elementary school in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Our school is located in District 13 and offers classes from Pre-K through 5th grade. We seek to develop a community of learners and leaders that will grow and develop into active citizens with a mission to positively impact the world.
Our goal is to educate the whole child, with an engaging, challenging, and rigorous curriculum, an emphasis on healthy and happy living, and artistic endeavors on a daily basis. Through a collaborative effort, our entire school community, teachers, parents, support staff, and students work together to create a positive and productive school environment.
PS 56 is named after American inventor and patent draftsman, Lewis H. Latimer. A pioneer in the field of technology, he made significant contributions to the invention of the lightbulb and telephone and was a vocal advocate for education and equal rights.