welcome to p.s. 596X!

Welcome to P.S. 596X! We are a New York City Public School serving students on the autism spectrum and other special needs from Pre-K through age 11.


Through this website, you will be able to step into our classrooms and hallways to get an idea of the wide variety of creative programs and practices in which students participate on a daily basis.

Our commitment is to provide the highest quality, state of the art instructional programs to our students, and to offer parents workshops and activities to equip themselves with the skills to best help their child. Through hands-on learning and fun-filled opportunities, our students make tremendous gains in social skills, language, and academics.


From reading, writing, math, science, social studies to social skills, technology skills, vocational skills to art, music and dance, students have a rich educational experience at school.


Enrichment programs such as a partnership with the Disney Organization, school chorus, salsa band, soccer club, Olympics, assembly performances, to name a few, all enhance our multitude of academic programs.


I encourage you to stay as involved as you can through our enriching Saturday Academy, Father’s Club, Parent Resource Club, robust PTA and SLT meetings.  Our monthly parent engagement program is a wonderful way to be part of a lesson within your child’s classroom. Don’t miss one of our monthly cultural assemblies at Truman High School!  

Please consider downloading our free app for updates to information about school wide events.

Step into P.S. 596X, you’ll love what you see!


Mr. John Siracuse, Principal


Week of December 16, 2019

This week's photo features music teacher Laura Kirton and student Ezekiel at our PS153 site. Recently, Laura received this beautiful shirt as a gift for all of her hard work with the students in her music class at PS153. From designing creative and engaging lessons to putting on amazing school shows, Laura truly does it all! Thank you, Laura for working so hard to help our students shine at P596X!


Watch Principal John read the Books of the Month for the month of December!

Watch Principal John Siracuse Read "The Juice Box Bully"
Watch Principal John Read
"The Snowy Day"
Watch Principal John Read "Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World"
Watch Principal John Read
"What If Everybody Did That?"



Order P596X Apparel

If you are interested in ordering PS596X school apparel for the 2019 - 2020 school year, please click on the link below. Apparel is available for staff, parents, and students with the school logo.

Instructions are available in English and Spanish.

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