About Us

PS85Q is a PreK - 5 elementary school that offers Pre-K for All, general education, special education and gifted and talented classes for your children.   "We’re unique on many levels,” said Principal Ann Gordon-Chang. “We have every type of student in our school.” In 2019 the Science Lab and Technology Lab have all been upgraded with state of the art equipment.  Our Science Lab has new technology and a Hydroponics station and our Technology Lab has been outfitted with up to date Macintosh computers.  Every classroom has been outfitted with Lenovo desktop computers for every student and a brand new BenQ Interactive boards for instruction.


PS85Q prides itself with:

  • Promoting early learning and educational activities

  • Fostering social development

  • Encouraging individual growth

  • Nurturing relationships

  • Partnering with parents, caregivers and the community

Mission Statement

Our mission at Public School 85 Queens is to create a nurturing environment, which fosters academic and social achievement for all students. We acknowledge the uniqueness of every child within our school community by encouraging self-respect and respect for all.

Our school infuses technology and the arts in engaging all students in their learning. Excellence is our aim as we strive toward developing the foundational skills needed to produce well-rounded, life-long learners that aim towards college and career readiness.