The Louis Armstrong School fosters the linguistic and academic development of all scholars in our learning community. We establish a linguistically and culturally rich community of learning where students are encouraged to take intellectual risks in a compassionate, inclusive, safe, and rewarding environment. Our instructional practices utilize a variety of research based approaches to provide meaningful, authentic instruction appropriate for the diverse needs of our student body. Providing multiple paths to success, incorporating scaffolds, and using rich and varied resources helps students strengthen their understanding of the content across all subject areas. Together, we adapt, create, engage, nurture, advocate, support, serve, and love. We stand firm that all students can achieve success and celebrate the collective and individual milestones of our children.
Our Vision Statement
What we are setting out to achieve!
We strive to continuously participate, share, and help one another cultivate an environment that is supportive of English language learners, bilingualism, students with disabilities, and our diverse community as a whole. Creating a positive atmosphere for adults and children to flourish together is our shared goal and we are confident that our commitment, expertise, passion, and persevering attitude will create brighter outcomes and futures. The commitment to our students, our co-workers, and our school is evident from our actions and we are proud to be lions. We roar with pride because lions never give up!
Please take an opportunity to view the video shown in today's virtual open house of our school site and our new state of the art building for our community and students to enjoy! PS 143 community welcomes you with open arms!
Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go. If you have any feedback regarding our website, we would love to hear it!
P.S. 143Q is an elementary school serving upwards of 1,500 students in grades K-5. Our student body is diverse with origins from all around the world. Over half of the student body are English language learners and we are proud of our multilingual roots! At P.S. 143, administrators, teachers and staff, combined with parents, and community partners, work together to support the needs of our bright, capable, and caring scholars.