• Congrats 196 on receiving the grant to become a Magnet School!

    PS 196K The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts
  • We are a Leader in me School!

    The Leader in Me is a school wide program that fosters:

    Leadership         Responsibility
    Accountability     Problem Solving
    Adaptability        Communication
    Initiative             Self-Direction
    Creativity            Cross-Cultural Skills

    PS 196K The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts
  • Congratulations P.S 196! We are now a PROSE school!

    The PROSE program enables schools who have a demonstrated record of effective school leadership, collaboration, and trust to implement innovative practices outside of existing rules.

    The PROSE program is designed to:
    Foster continuous innovation to challenge some of the basic rules and regulation under which they have historically operated in service of improved student outcomes.

    Foster collaboration within and across school communities.

    PS 196K The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts

What's Happening?

A Big Thank You To ...

Thank you to the many people who volunteered their time to come to P.S 196 Career Day!  The kids were exposed to hundreds of occupations and had a ton of fun!



The staff at P.S 196 would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Colon and Mrs. Casey for giving us the best Teacher Appreciation party that anyone could ask for! Thank you for going above and beyond as our administrators.  You made us feel like celebrities!







Career & Leadership Day

About Us:

A cozy neighborhood school in trendy East Williamsburg - PS 196K The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts is a warm and friendly place where students receive a well-rounded education and individualized attention from their teachers. The school has the feel of a close-knit community where everyone works diligently to infuse learning with a sense of fun.  Through the magnet program, students have access to hands on project based learning experiences that include technology, the arts, cooking and more!



  • Community Learning Schools Initiative
  • Spanish Dual Language Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • NYU Lutheran dental clinic
  • Grand Street Settlement - OST
  • Health & Wellness sponsored by Pure Edge
  • New York Cares Early Mornings 
  • Saturday Academy- Lego Robotics and Sports Explorers


  • Leader in Me
  • Kind Donations
  • Ernst & Young Financial Literacy Program
  • American Express Service Days
  • Family Health Challenge


  • Citizen Committee (photography program)
  • Participatory Budget - $300,000 Media/Tech Center


  • 2nd Grade Swim Classes
  • Winter Wishes
  • Cookshop
  • Compass Learning Computer Program
  • Harcourt Journeys Curriculum
  • SSI
  • Aeropostale Block Room

Our Mission

     The community of Public School 196 is committed to working towards the enhancement of our standards-driven instructional program, creating high levels of academic excellence for all of our students in each of the disciplines.

     We will continue to provide a safe environment that empowers all children, including English Language Learners and students with special needs, to experience greater success and confidence in themselves, allowing them to grow socially, emotionally, as well as academically into well-rounded productive citizens.

     Our students will attain these goals through the collaboration of school, home and community. Through creative and comprehensive strategies of instruction, our students of The Ten Eyck School/Public School 196 will become lifelong learners prepared for the millennium.

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