About Us

P.S. 254: Exceeding Expectations

Welcome to The Magnet School of Leadership Development and the Arts! We are a magnet school in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens serving students in 3K/PreK through 5. At our school, you will find:

  • A dedicated, caring, and highly skilled staff devoted to helping every child succeed.
  • A “whole-child” approach to education, with a strong focus on rigorous academics, leadership skills, social and emotional learning, and the arts.
  • A warm, inclusive, and accepting community that respects the backgrounds and cultures of all students.

Read our story.

Leadership Development & The Arts

We are proud to be part of the New York City Magnet School Program. As a magnet school, we are a public school within the NYCDOE. Our magnet funding supports special facilities, partnerships, programs, and training around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and our magnet theme: Leadership Development & The Arts. Our students engage in rich opportunities such as:

  • Leadership development through our “Leader in Me” program
  • A robust theater program with annual student performances of Disney productions
  • Strong visual arts and music programs supported by full time staff and “artists in residence”
  • Enrichment and field trip opportunities through our city partnerships

Read more about the Magnet School Program.