At James P.B. Duffy School #12 we focus on educating the whole child by promoting academic excellence, positive character development and strong social-emotional skills.  We hold high expectations for all students and recognize multiculturalism as a major strength.


    Academically, we:

    • Are a School in Good Standing with the New York State Department of Education
    • Utilize the Success For All (SFA) Reading program which uses on-going assessment to accelerate student achievement; students are regrouped every 8 weeks
    • Have high expectations and rigorous instruction
    • Offer a Major Achievement Program (MAP) for grades 5 - 6
    • Offer Spanish/English Dual Language enrichment program (HOLA) for grades K - 6