PS 159 - Isaac Pitkin Community


  • Happening Now! Middle School Admissions

    In New York City, most students apply to middle school during their fifth grade year. Watch this NYCDOE video series to learn all about middle school admissions this year.  NYCDOE Enrollment Information

    Middle school offers are now available! You can get your offer in your MySchools account or through your child's school.

    Questions?  Contact Mr. Lamy or your child's classroom teacher for more information.  

  • NYCDOE's The Morning Bell

    The Morning Bell is a new blog on our NYC Public Schools (NYCPS) website, updated weekly with important information and stories about what is happening right now in our schools, as well as resources to support your child's learning journey. Each month, you will find book recommendations for all grades, a preview of key dates and deadlines in the month ahead, and a comprehensive list of student opportunities. The Morning Bell also gets you inside the classroom with stories and profiles about our schools, staff members, and students that you won't find anywhere else.

    Click here for The Morning Bell website

  • DonorsChoose for Teacher Supplies

    You can help our PS159 teachers by donating to their classroom projects.  Make a difference where it counts and know that your donations are making your child's learning better than ever!


  • The Parent Institute Monthly Newsletters are Here!

    PS 159 has partnered with The Parent Institute to bring you two exciting newsletters. 

    The Parent Institute provides two monthly newsletters to make it easier for busy parents to make a positive difference every day.   Use these links to find tips that you can use and watch the positive impact on your student's achievement!


    Today's Tip for Families

    School Success Ideas for Families



  • Reminder - School Starts Promptly at 8:20am!

    Let's have perfect on-time attendance.  Coming promptly to school at 8:20am is important because classes start immediately with breakfast and our SEL morning program.  (Lateness and attendance are recorded in student records. )   Also, remember that school ends at 2:40p.m.  


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  • Juneteenth - School Closed

  • Last Day of School

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Neffertiti Lee, Principal

 Neffertiti Lee, Principal 

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to PS159, the shining gem of District 19!  Each year we start with a renewed determined dedication to making our school better than ever with exciting programs that reflect our vibrant and diverse community.  We are committed to nurturing, supporting, and celebrating every student so they meet their academic potential with a challenging equitable curriculum and engaging hands-on activities.  

As your principal, I am honored to be part of our school initiatives that provide our students with a nurturing and challenging learning environment based on high learning standards, equity, caring, safety, and respect.  

So, parents and families, I invite you to come and be part of our PS159 family.  I promise, we'll make you feel right at home!


Neffertiti Lee,  Principal

School Visitor Policy

All visitors must show identification to gain entry into the school building.   Visitors do not include students attending school or school related activities in a DOE school building.

Acceptable proof of identification is one of the following:

  • A valid state drivers license
  • Active passport
  • Other legal identification documents