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 2022-23: 426
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Friday
Enrichment: Art, Creative Writing, Music, Physical Education

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

School Leader

  • Meryl Senter

    Meryl Senter

    Meryl Senter is the principal of Achievement First East New York Elementary. Mrs. Senter joined AF East New York in 2011 as a kindergarten teacher. Prior to this role, she served as the kindergarten and first grade academic dean for five years. Mrs. Senter earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from Towson University and holds a master’s degree in literacy from Teachers College at Columbia University.

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