• 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

Our Magnet School

As the Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts, we place an emphasis on providing project-based learning opportunities for our students in all modern forms of communication.  We believe that a student's education is incomplete if does not provide training in, and an appreciation of a wide variety of artistic experiences.  Making use of Communication and various forms of Media, as well as fine and performance Arts, we infuse all of the strands of STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics- into our students' school day.

We will post additional dates for our Open Houses shortly. However, please call (718-497-0139) to arrange for a School Tour at any time. We look forward to sharing our school with you!!

How to Apply

As a Magnet School, P.S. 196 is open to in-zone and out-of-zone students from Pre-K through 5th Grade.

Registration for Pre-K is a centralized application process handled by the Department of Education (DOE). The application is available online at the DOE website generally from January to March. You may submit your application online; DO NOT RETURN applications to P.S. 307. Click here to visit the NYC DOE Pre-K Enrollment site for up to date information.

Please visit the Department of Education (DOE) site on Kindergarten admissions, to see the official intake and registration process, timeline (generally from December to January), and list of required documents. You will also find the criteria which we must follow for enrollment priorities (zoning, siblings, etc).

1st through 5th grade:
Since we are a Magnet school, enrollment is open to all NYC children across the five boroughs. Priority for enrollment is given to children who reside within our school zone. To register students in Grades 1 to 5, families must complete a Magnet Application at the school site or click here to access the application.

Look at us in Action!

Contact Us

Rob Burstein- Magnet Director 718-497-0139