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!


See Principal Spellman's latest Langston Letter for Important Information About:


​Dates to Remember:​​

  • June 18: Virtual Awards Ceremony for Grade 5 at 1:00pm

  • June 22: Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremonies at 8:30am, 10:30am, and 12:00pm

  • June 23: Pre-Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremonies: In- person at 9:00am; Virtual at 11:45am

  • June 23: Kindergarten Stepping Up Ceremonies: Virtual at 9:15am; In person 10:30am

  • June 25: Last day of school

  • July 6: Summer Rising program begins at 8:00am

On Friday, April 9, the La Soufriere volcano erupted on the island of St. Vincent. Over 16,000 people were evacuated and many others simply have nowhere to go. Additional eruptions, ongoing evacuations, airborne ash, extended darkness, airport closings, limited clean water, coupled with the Covid Pandemic, are creating serious challenges. 

Action Steps

We asked our school community to donate specific supplies and the response was heart-warming. We have accomplished so much and are continuing to collect supplies. We are requesting the following items::

Personal Care: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, feminine products, combs, brushes, chapstick, mouthwash, razors, gallon size Ziploc bags, wipes, washcloths, hair scrunchies, hair barrettes, baby wipes

Games/Entertainment: crayons, notebooks, pencils, stickers, puzzles (small boxes), bubbles, Play-Doh, Slinkies,

First Aid Supplies: first aid kits, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, antibiotic ointment/ a&d ointment, hydrogen peroxide, gloves, face masks, mini flashlights, Ibuprofen

Read About Our Campaign in the Canarsie Courier!


P.S. 233           SVG Campaign


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