P.S. 81

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

At P.S. 81 the motto is "Team Work Makes the Dream Work.” Once you meet any one of the school’s dedicated teachers, students, parents or staff, you’ll understand why. With the majority of the school's 308 students living in housing projects or homeless shelters and new students arriving every day, the team at P.S. 81 regularly goes above and beyond to help each child reach their potential. We are thrilled to be a part of the team which makes the P.S. 81 dream work.

Quick Facts 

Principal: Cheryl Ault-Barker

CFK Partner School since: 2018

Lead Sponsor: HarperCollins Publishers

Student Enrollment: 320

90% of students identified as being in economic need*

* Economic Need Index is an estimate of the percentage of students at a school facing economic hardship
based on temporary housing, eligibility for public housing, and Census tract poverty rates. (NYC DOE)

Current Programs

Programs and Experiences

Parent University: Providing parents with tools and tips to manage stress, help their children with homework and more.

Explore NY: Introducing our students to new educational and professional experiences.

Leadership Support

School Manager: CFK staff member working on the ground at the school to develop and maintain relationships with the leadership team, parents, community members, program partners, and volunteers

Principal Network: Opportunities for collaboration and learning with other CFK partner school principals

Academic Enrichment Partnerships

Receiving non-programmatic academic support

Community Engagement

School Beautification: Transforming the halls and classrooms by painting bright and engaging murals, organizing and cleaning teaching resources, and making the school an even more engaging place to learn

Family Fun Events:Organized around a theme, these events bring parents and children together to learn and have fun

Payless ShoeSource is providing a pair of shoes to each student

Book, Coat and Toy Drives throughout the year

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