Public School 39

"A Bridge to Success"

Public School 39 was built at 71 Sand Lane in the early 1930s. Shortly after the school was built, the Parks Department and the Board of Education joined together to operate the playground next to the school, which is now known as Arrochar Playground. The schools motto is “Public School 39: A Bridge to Success” and is fitting for the school since it sits not too far from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Public School 39 was named after a school board chairman who used to live in Grasmere, Francis J. Murphy Junior.

The school offers education for grades Pre-Kindergarten up to fifth grade. It also has some special education and English as a Second Language program opportunities for students. Public School 39 is putting a lot of technology into their classrooms; they have interactive whiteboards, a new computer lab, and numerous laptops on each floor for students to use. Some of the programs and extracurricular activities they offer are a school newspaper, Project Arts, Everyday Counts Math, Buehler Science Center, student council, Latchkey, and science fair.

Public School 39 Staten Island