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Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs!

Where Every Individual Holds an Essential Piece to Our Students’ Success

PS 133 Fred R. Moore Academy is a 3-K through fifth-grade elementary school located in Manhattan, New York. We are a diverse group of approximately 270 students engaged in a singular purpose—to become our best selves. We invite you to learn what makes our school an excellent place for children of all abilities to receive a quality education in a safe, nurturing environment. We are proud—We are the Bulldogs!

A Message From Our Principal

    Dear Moore Families,

    Principal Schwanna Ellman in front of school display

    I want to officially welcome you to the 2022–2023 school year! Summer has come and gone, and we must now move forward with exciting changes to follow. My name is Schwanna Ellman, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your principal. I am honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful scholars, and our supportive families. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that Fred R. Moore has had several school leaders in a short period of time. Each new leader brought their own style and vision on how to make Fred R. Moore a success. I ask that you give me an opportunity to lead Fred R. Moore to its rightful place in District 5 and in New York City.

    I have eighteen years of experience as an educator. I am an alumna of District 5 in my professional career as a former teacher of PS 175 and as a former scholar of Fred R. Moore. So, this is a homecoming for me! I plan to bring back Fred R. Moore traditions that I enjoyed as a scholar. Those traditions not only provided me with fond memories but also the foundation I needed for my educational career and life.

    I am a mother of twin sons and a grandmother of five. As a mother, grandmother, and educator, I know the elementary years are critical times of development for scholars and families, and I look forward to working with you to make this educational journey successful. I am committed to scholars and families, as well as promoting a love for learning. I take education very seriously because I truly believe that education is a great equalizer. Education is the one thing that no one can ever take away from you.

    I have high hopes for our scholars, your children. Failure is not an option. We can achieve anything that we set our minds to, and the overall success of this school year will require each of us to work closely together, listening to one another's concerns and doing our part to contribute to a positive, healthy, and safe school experience.  Continue to be safe and well. Our vision of success begins September 8, 2022.


    Schwanna Ellman

    Schwanna Ellman
    Principal, IA