P.S. 186Q

The Castlewood School

General Information

School Hours 8:00AM - 2:20PM

All students must arrive wearing a proper fitting face mask and have a completed daily health screening.


Pre-K: Castle Playground

Kindergarten & Grade 1: Main Lobby Entrance

Grades 2 - 5: Entrance 8


Pre-K: Castle Playground

Kindergarten: 2:15PM at Main Lobby Entrance

Grades 1 & 3: 2:20PM at Exit 2A (ramp)

Grade 2: 2:20PM Exit 8

Grades 4 & 5: 2:20PM at Exit 2

Kindness Committee

Send a shout out for any act of kindness you see in our community to confettikids186@gmail.com

student Council

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming Student Council elections and events!

Digital Accessibility

The DOE is committed to creating and supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. To ensure that our website serves the needs of everyone, it follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA. That means the sites work for people with disabilities, including those who are blind and partially sighted.

We are committed to creating accessible digital experiences for all website visitors. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please email jcosentino5@schools.nyc.gov for assistance.

Vision Statement

At Castlewood, we strive to meet the needs of our students and ensure that our unique and diverse population has strong academic opportunities. We do this by assuming a multi -faceted approach to learning and through the development of advanced literacy skills to prepare our students for life in the 21st Century.

Mission Statement

In order to support all students, Castlewood will bolster instruction in all classrooms and ensure that every student acquires, and every parent/guardian understands, advanced literacy skills by creating equitable learning opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse students. We will provide a welcoming and affirming environment, high expectations, rigorous instruction, inclusive curricula, and assessments through ongoing professional learning and support as well as family engagement opportunities.