About Us:

Students at PS48 develop a love of learning, a commitment to community, and pride in seeing themselves meet their goals. These future leaders value the friendly and positive environment that surrounds them when they walk in the building - a building filled with committed staff, a strong parent association and peers that they collaborate with and learn from.  PS48 has been re-energized with a lively school spirit, in thanks to activities like themed “Fun Fridays”, morale-boosting pep rallies, celebrations of student work and friendly competitions. All students can find their place within these halls, whether they are interested in sports, performing arts, STEAM, cooking and so much more. Workspaces in and out of the classroom allow for individualized learning, from interactive boards to flexible seating and combinations of whole-class and small group teaching. Class settings include dual-language programs, inclusive education, and smaller class sizes; this allows all students at PS48 to get what they need to be successful.  We are a continuously evolving school with a focus on technology, allowing for better parent communication, and opportunities for interactive learning through programs such as MyOn and iReady. All of these assets help our students develop a “Growth Mindset”, setting them on the path to be responsible and accountable learners who are college and career ready!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Welcome back to 2019-2020 school year! 

I would like to introduce myself, I am Camilo Mejia and I am the new Principal I.A. I have worked in District 6 for about 19 years as a teacher and assistant principal. I am really excited and proud to have the opportunity of being here. I was born and raised in the Heights. Two of my children attended and graduated from PS 48. So if I look familiar it is because I am. When my children attended, I saw the hard work and dedication from the staff at PS 48. I know that the staff here is still as dedicated to the students and the community. I know that together we can continue the success that the school has had and with each other’s support we can exceed our own expectations. 

Like many schools I know that we have plenty to do and that it won’t be easy at times. One thing I have learned that by working together anything can be accomplished and parents play a major role in our success. I know we are ready for the challenges of the 2019 – 2020 school year. Together we can overcome any obstacles that are thrown at us and together we can make this a fabulous year. 

So I want to thank you for your support and the support you give to the teachers. I also want to remind you that my office is always open. 


Camilo Mejia Principal I.A. 


A Message from Our Principal

Queridos padres/tutores, 

¡Bienvenido de nuevo al año escolar 2019-2020! 

Me gustaría presentarme, soy Camilo Mejia y soy el nuevo Director I.A. He trabajado en el Distrito 6 por cerca de 19 años como profesor y asistente del director. Estoy muy emocionado y orgulloso de tener la oportunidad de estar aquí. Nací y crecí en el Heights. Dos de mis hijos asistieron y se graduaron de PS 48. Así que si me veo familiar es porque lo soy. Cuando mis hijos asistieron, vi el trabajo duro y la dedicación del personal de PS 48. Sé que el personal aquí sigue siendo tan dedicado a los estudiantes y la comunidad. Sé que juntos podemos continuar el éxito que la escuela ha tenido y con el apoyo de los demás podemos superar nuestras propias expectativas. 

Como muchas escuelas, sé que tenemos mucho que hacer y que a veces no será fácil. Una cosa que he aprendido es que trabajando juntos se puede lograr cualquier cosa y los padres juegan un papel importante en nuestro éxito. Sé que estamos preparados para los retos del año escolar 2019 y 2020. Juntos podemos superar cualquier obstáculo que se nos presente y juntos podemos hacer de este un año fabuloso. 

Así que quiero agradecerles por su apoyo y el apoyo que dan a los profesores. También quiero recordarles que mi oficina está siempre abierta. 

Con todo el respeto,

Camilo Mejia Director I.A. 

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