PS 110 The Monitor School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
PS 110's connections to the community parallel the academic connections that shape its students. The small elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y., strives to maintain small classes and connect students to the outside world through partnerships and strong parent involvement. The diverse school community has a strong Polish contingent and rising Latino and Arabic populations. About 80 of the school's 400 students are recent immigrants, and most families live within walking distance of the school.