P.S. 200 James M. Smith School is actively working with all children to provide a foundation for students to reach their maximum potential through comprehensive, exact standards to opportunities to allow children to be independent thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible citizens. They follow the New York State Board of Regents adopted learning standards for all areas of study. The New York State Education Department issues the core curricula and these core curricula’s are the foundation upon which State assessments are aligned and developed. The school honors the students, teachers, support staff, and parents for their desire to work and seek continued improvement for each and every child. New York educators encourage individual excellence by students of all ages so that they may gain a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and work.