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 3-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!


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.


  • 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.

  • September 26 & 27: Rosh Hashanah--schools closed

  • October 5: Yom Kippur--schools closed

  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples/Italian Heritage Day--schools closed

  • October 28: Fall Ball for grades 3-5 5:30pm-8:00pm

  • November 3: Half-day for Parent-Teacher Conference--11:10am dismissal

  • November 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences--Afternoon and evening times to be announced

  • November 7-14: Scholastic Book Fair 

  • November 8: Election Day - No students in attendance

  • November 11: Veteran's Day--schools closed

  • November 14: Picture Day

  • November 24 & 25: Thanksgiving recess--schools closed


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!

Welcome, P.S. 233 Families!


Read this week's newsletter from Ms. Spellman to learn about our rainy day procedures, enjoy photos from our Rising Stars Award ceremony and more! 


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