About Us

Community School District 3 Mission and Vision

All District 3 schools collaborate with families and community organizations to ensure a trusting environment and high-quality education with rigorous curricula to meet the diverse needs of all students.


PS 145 Mission and Vision

The vision of PS 145 school’s stakeholders is to support all students through building on their strengths, family and community collaboration, rigorous instruction, social-emotional development, and an inclusive environment so that every child, regardless of background, becomes a healthy and productive adult.

PS 145 is also deeply committed to the development of communication skills, specifically through the Arts.  We have a full-time Music teacher and a full-time Dance teacher who help provide our students with a well-rounded education.  We are committed to providing our students with ample opportunities to help them learn what their interests are and help them harness the skills they all have within them.


General Education Programs

Monolingual Program - Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT)
ICT classrooms include students with and without disabilities and have two teachers, a general education teacher and a special education teacher. The teachers work together throughout the day to adapt and modify instruction for your child and make sure the entire class has access to the general education curriculum. Students may be in an ICT classroom all day or for a portion of the day. The number of students with disabilities in an ICT class does not exceed 40% of the total class register or a maximum of 12.


Dual Language Programs

English/Spanish & English/Russian

Our Dual Language Programs are designed for both English Language Learners and native English speakers. This program successfully educates students belonging to each of these groups through a curriculum designed to foster an appreciation for one's own culture and the cultures of others. This curriculum, like the rest of our school, is multimedia-themed and project based. Our SDLP runs from PK-5 and our RDLP is in its 3rd year and currently runs from PK-2. We use the Alternate Day Model and predetermine which days the target language will be spoken. Click here to see our Russian Dual Language Program in action.  Click here to see our Spanish Dual Language Program in action.


English as a Second Language (ESL)
Our ESL program is a combination push-in and pull-out, depending on the needs of the students.  English language learners may leave their regular classroom for a short period each day or week to receive direct ESL teaching or tutoring. Sometimes, they are pulled out individually and sometimes in small groups.  Our ESL teacher also pushes in to support the classroom's teacher instruction and help the student in learning the content of instruction.


Special Education

Self-Contained Classes
These classes may have a maximum of 12 students with one special education teacher and up to four paraprofessionals. In a Special Class setting, students must be grouped by similarity of educational needs. The group can contain students with the same disability or with different disabilities as long as they have similar levels of academic achievement and common learning characteristics, management needs, levels of social development and physical development.


Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)
SETSS is specially designed and/or supplemental instruction provided by a special education teacher that can help your child stay in the general education classroom. SETSS may be provided for as few as three hours per week and as much as 50% of each school day.