ps201logo1a.gifThe Discovery School for Inquiry and Research  P.S. 201Q offers an array of enrichment clusters and resources, which affords students opportunities for self-selected, challenging, real-world learning experiences. Students at P.S. 201Q learn skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Students work cooperatively with our collaborative partnerships to develop authentic products that will enhance their investigations. After school and weekend outings are planned to extend student learning into the community.

Our Focus: Inquiry-Based Learning  P.S. 201Q uses an iquiry-based approach to learning. This approach encourages students to become independent thinkers who ask questions and actively search for answers.  Students develop their understanding with the guidance of their teachers. Inquiry-based learning allows students to take responsibility for their learning by making informed decisions and using creativity.

Admission  Further information about P.S. 201Q Magnet Program can be obtained directly from Joyce Heskial. To ask questions or to set up an appointment, please call: 718-359-0620 ext.3040 or email Note: Students do not have to live within the P.S. 201Q assigned zone.

TransportationStudents in Grades 4 and 5 may obtain Metro Cards. Busing is not guaranteed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Uniform Policy  P.S. 201 has a uniform policy.  Students must wear a light blue or gold shirt and navy pants.  Uniforms may be purchased from Cookie's Department Store, located at 166-21 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY.  P.S. 201 logo shirts may be purchased through the P.T.A.


Click Here to download the Uniform Letter and Order Form 

Security Requirements Your child's safety is one of our highest priorities. Please be aware that if you do not have valid New York State picture identification, you will not be allowed to enter the school building.  Valid New York State identification is required every time a person wishes to enter the school building.  Our security agents cannot allow anyone to pass the main entrance without first providing valid New York State picture identification, signing in to the guest book and obtaining a visitor's pass. chef.jpg

Eat Well, Learn Well  It's a proven fact, a full stomach helps children stay alert and focused.  Our school cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch.  Be sure your child arrives at school by 7:45 to take advantage of our nutritous breakfasts.  Click here to check out the school food website and learn more about our cafeteria and the serving times.  Wondering what we are serving?  Click here to access the school food menu.

 Announcing the exciting addition of a Snack Stall in the cafeteria.  Healthy and delicious choices for about $1.00.  Click here to read more about it! 











Upcoming Events 

2/12 100th Day of School Celebration, PreK-2
2/16 Mid Winter Recess through 2/20
2/23 Assembly: "Magic with a Message"
2/24  Parent Club Meeting
2/26 Assembly: "Symphony 101"

School-Wide Focus  Our instructional focus for 2014-2015 is to use assessments for learning to push substantial student engagement and advance inquiry mindedness as evidenced by students' interaction, both verbally and in writing through planned lesson content.

Hour of Code Congratulations to our fifth graders for not only completing their "Hour of Code" during computer science week, but also for going deeper into this science and learning to create with code using Scratch 2.0.  Check out their published works online by clicking here.  We look forward to sharing some of these projects at our school's annual science fair in March.

Congratulations to Class 2-216 After reading the book, Those Shoes, the class was driven to collect used shoes and donate them to a great organization, Soles 4 Souls.  Their goal was to collect 100 pairs of shoes.  The class surpassed this goal, collecting a total of 136 shoes. Thanks to their efforts, at 136 disadvantaged people will have a pair of shoes to wear!  Thank you to class 2-216 for dreaming big, working hard and giving back!

Ballroom Dancing is a wonderful enrichment program that fourth grade students participated in.  Many of our students went the extra mile and actually completed!  Kudo to all of our fourth graders for a job well done! You can view the video montage of the Dancing Classrooms experience by clicking here.

 Afterschool Program Available through the Queens Community House Pomonok Center Afterschool program  Click here to read the flyer.

 Family eEnvelope  If you are not sure that you received all notices sent home or may have misplaced one, visit our Family eEnvelope page.  This web page has a digital copy of all notices sent home. Just download and print!

 Let'sbtn-Recycle.png Recycle! At P.S. 201 EVERY DAY is EARTH DAY. Did you know that P.S. 201 has several recycling programs in which you could also participate? Click here to learn more! 















































































































































 P.S. 201 Queens,
The Discovery School for
Inquiry & Research
65-11 155 Street
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: (718) 359-0620
Fax: (718) 321-2081
 Rebecca Lozada, Principal
Joyce Heskial, Assistant Principal
Jill Amott, Assistant Principal I.A.