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PS 196 K – The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School

Students at PS 196 K work with a New York Cares volunteer on a Lego robotics project. 

PS 196 K in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn supports a variety of programs for students, including music, movement, and STEM. Their curriculum emphasizes project-based learning and experiential learning.

Highlights 

  • A New York Cares School Success Partner.

  • We support a variety of programs for students at PS 196, including music, movement, and STEM. 

  • Curriculum emphasizes project-based learning and experiential learning.

Meet the Principal 

PS 196 K's principal (left) pictured with the principal of MS 582 K. The two schools share a building. 

"We are a UFT United Community School, a PROSE School,  and a Magnet School. Our school culture is extremely familial. We have generations of local families who continue to send their children to us every year. "

—Janine Colon

School Facts

  • Economic Need Index (reflects the likelihood that students are experiencing poverty) of 84%, higher than the citywide average of 70%.

  • Located in East Williamsburg, a neighborhood which has been deeply impacted by high-income residents displacing long-time residents.

Meet the Students 

Students from PS 196 K at their end of year celebration.

 

Students working with a New York Cares volunteer on a Lego robotics project. 

Fundraising

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