PS 125--The Ralph Bunche School

Empowering teachers and students for a brighter future. 

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Supporting education and innovation.



We believe that education must not be a race for the accumulation of facts, but should be an enriching end in itself. We also believe that education is a joint venture among students, parents/caregivers and teachers.

 We believe that the arts are an essential part of the curriculum and that it is important for students to express themselves creatively and to use their imaginations freely. Thus the arts program is a significant part of student life at the Ralph Bunche School.

We believe that the uniqueness of children is revealed in their very existence and that it is the school’s responsibility to foster their innate sense of the mystery and joy of life.



We understand that there are many kinds of intelligence and the traditional academic, cognitive area is one. Other important areas of intelligence are intuition, imagination, artistic creativity, physical expression and performance, sensitivity to others, and self-understanding. To neglect any of these areas is to limit students in the development of their full human potential.



PS 125—The Ralph Bunche School’s goal is to provide a strong career and college preparatory program from which each student will develop a personal commitment to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and value diversity to become responsible world citizens. We are dedicated to helping young people make bold and valuable decisions with their lives while acting as a force for positive social change.



PS 125--The Ralph Bunche School is a community in which each administrator, teacher, student, parent and support staff member is expected to be an active participant in a lifelong journey of learning, and our unique PK-5 program is built on a progressive, developmental model of education. To this end, we are committed to academic excellence, the arts, the greater community, the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity, and the development of each student’s physical well-being and full human potential.