4 boys working on math together


5 students pose in their uniforms

ABOUT P.S. 233

A Community of Learners

P.S. 233, The Langston Hughes School, is a public Pre-K through Grade 5 elementary school.  We have faithfully served our East Flatbush community for over 90 years, and focus on educating the whole child - socially, emotionally, and academically.


Our talented and dedicated teachers provide students a strong foundation in all subject areas. We ensure opportunities for students to engage in critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, collaboration and creativity as part of their school experience. We provide for varied and effective use of technology and real-world application of knowledge and skills. 


Our students receive specialized courses in music instruction and performance, library media, computer science, robotics, horticulture and hydroponics, and physical education. Struggling students and those with special needs are offered the additional supports needed to grow and flourish as learners.


All of our classroom teachers have earned Master's degrees in Education.  Most of our students are of Caribbean or Middle Eastern descent. 

Student holds sign saying Hello to All My 233 Family!


Parents can download the NYC DOE Health Screening tool to their phones. Take your child's temperature and complete the brief questionnaire each day before sending your child to school. You must also give consent for your child to be tested for Covid in the school.

The Kindergarten application is closed, but you may add your child's name to the DOE schools' Kindergarten waitlists. If you have any questions or require support applying for Kindergarten, our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Tanisha Battle, is available 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Call Ms. Tanisha at (516) 519-3812.


Thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers who supported our Kids for Kids campaign for the people of Ukraine! Read the article in the Canarsie Courier!

Also, please complete these important school forms:

  • Create your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to change your child's password, give consent for Covid testing, track student progress, access forms for your child, take classes in Parent University, and more.


  • Stay up to date with the latest news on returning to school by visiting the NYC DOE Homepage.

  • June 27: Last day of school for all students

  • July 5: Summer Rising begins

  • August 19: Summer Rising ends

  • September 8: First day of the 2022-2023 school year

  • September 10: Langston Hughes School Homecoming


The Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) offers very important and timely information about health and safety issues, how to stay connected to your child's education, and much more!

Enjoy photos of our awesome graduates from their promotional ceremonies in Ms. Spellman's parent newsletter for June 27th-July 1st:


P.S. 233 - Langston Hughes is always here for you!

Ms. Spellman, Principal

"When a man starts out to build a world,
 He starts first with himself."

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes portrait in black and white