The establishment of a quality middle school at PS 84 will directly serve the vital needs of an increasingly diverse and highly engaged community by providing a much needed junior high school option in an area where there are markedly few. PS 84 is a vibrant, thriving, integrated elementary school offering a broad range of excellent programs to our K-5 students, such as the Dual Language Spanish-English and the ASD Nest Program, as well as our state-of-the-art Rooftop Greenhouse Classroom, introducing explorative, hands-on science education to all grade levels. Our committed PS 84 families are determined to protect the continuity and consistency of their children's' academic trajectory by ensuring a seamless transition into middle school education as the direct extension of their elementary experience. The Dual Language Program at PS 84 is extremely popular among local families from a variety of backgrounds who all believe in the fundamental advantage of an integrated, bilingual education, and have made a long-term commitment to the program which they believe should be sustained throughout all of primary and secondary education. The expansion of PS 84 to include a middle school would both guarantee the integrity of our children’s academic progression as well as preserve the stability of their social environment at such a critical developmental juncture.