Achievement First
East New York
Elementary School

557 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Our school is near the 3 train (Pennsylvania Ave.) & B83, B20 bus line stops.

Bus transportation is provided to all students from .5 miles to 5 miles. Families may also utilize a paid van service or request MetroCards to be used weekdays before and after school.





Opened: September 2005
Grades: K-4
Number of Students in 2018-19: 472
Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 4:10 p.m. Mon – Thurs; 7:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf. And the strength of the wolf is the pack.”

School Leader

  • Lucy Volkmar

    Lucy Volkmar

    Lucy Volkmar is the principal of Achievement First East New York Elementary. Ms. Volkmar previously served as an academic dean and principal-in-residence. In 2015-16, she helped lead the school’s third graders achieve state test scores that were the highest in school history and among the highest in the AF Network. Ms. Volkmar also revamped the K/1 academic program and built the momentum that led scholars to consistently meet their reading goals. She first joined AF East New York Elementary in 2010 as a fourth grade teacher. Ms. Volkmar was a 2008 Teach For America corps member in New York City and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a master’s degree in teaching from Pace University and a master’s degree as a literary specialist from Teachers College at Columbia University.

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