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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.


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