Superintendent Walker confirmed at today’s board meeting that Cornelia F. Bradford Elementary School (PS 16) will add 13 new classrooms at the new building at 275 Washington St. at the corner of Christopher Columbus Ave. and Washington St. Currently, the average class size for K-5 students at the school is 33 students. It is still unclear which grades will make use of the new facilities, but families in and nearby Paulus Hook should be able to count on this new facility to reduce overcrowding starting in September 2021 for the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.
Update 30-Jun-2021: the 13 classrooms in the new building at 275 Washington St. are expected to be used for Kindergarten and first grade. The existing PS #16 building has 14 classrooms that will be dedicated to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Finally, Danforth Avenue Early Childhood Center has 20 classrooms that will continue to be used for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4, with 10 classrooms for each Pre-K grade level.