Message from our principal

Dear PS 145 Family,

I am thrilled to begin my 9th school year as Principal of PS 145 The Bloomingdale School. We are dedicated to providing your child the best possible academic and socio-emotional experience possible. I am confident that the entire PS 145 staff is committed to providing the support that is needed for all of our learners to excel.

It is our whole-hearted belief that children will experience academic success when they have a positive self-image, which is why we provide a variety of opportunities for them to develop confidence and self-esteem. Whether it is through academics, performing arts, visual arts, fiber arts, health & wellness or athletics, our staff brings their variety of talents to the table to give our kids the most well-rounded school experience.

The staff’s common mission is to use what we learn about your child on a daily basis in the classroom to meet their needs, both academically and socially. We provide both enrichment opportunities for students who are quick to master a topic as well as academic support to students who may struggle in either literacy or mathematics. Also, our strong relationships with families is what makes PS 145 one of the strongest school communities in District 3.

We are a close-knit family that extends beyond the walls of the school which is what makes PS 145 a unique place to learn. We look forward to another successful school year and many exciting opportunities to see our children shine.


Dr. Natalia Russo