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PS 194 M – Countee Cullen

PS 194 M in Central Harlem engages family members and caregivers with daily office hours and monthly breakfasts as well as parent/caregiver development workshops.


  • PS 194 M believes in nurturing the whole scholar and provide their students with opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary activities and extracurriculars including sports, gardening, and arts programs. 
  • The school is located on the north side of Harlem, an area known for a thriving arts culture since the early 20th century.
  • Family engagement initiative includes daily office hours for drop-in parent consultations.
  • Monthly breakfasts and workshops to support families and their growth and development. 

Meet the Principal

“We are located in the heart of Harlem. We have partnerships with Partnership with Children and Harlem Hospital so that each family can have all their needs met by entering our community. We believe in nurturing and supporting the whole scholar and the whole family.”

—Kerrianne Harrison

School Facts

  • Economic Need Index (reflects the likelihood that students are experiencing poverty) of 95%, significantly higher than the citywide average of 70%.
  • More than a quarter of the student population has a disability.
  • 20% of students are English Language Learners.
  • Designated a Receivership school in 2019, meaning it requires additional support from New York State.


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