The Mission of P.S. 85Q is to create a nurturing environment of academic excellence in which all students can and will learn. We recognize the needs of the whole child: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual. We promote the commonality in our diverse population in order to instill self-respect and respect for others. Our commitment to parents and to students, and to the community at large, is to develop self-thinking, creative, productive, confident citizens to meet the challenges of the 21st century.