P.S. 28 opened in Corona, Queens, in September 2002. It is an early-childhood center accommodating 400 students in grades pre-K to 2. The building’s design fits with its neighborhood by reflecting the rhythm and height of the adjacent townhouses. A distinctive entranceway highlights the passage through the building to the rear playground. The playground facilities FEATURED IN2003 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas both a quiet garden and an outdoor reading area adjacent to the library.
The first floor contains classrooms, the lunchroom and kitchen, a multipurpose room, administrative offices and a circular library. Other classrooms are on the second floor. The building is composed primarily of brick, and the library walls are glass block, allowing additional light into the circular room. The combined lunchroom and multipurpose room open directly to the rear playground and are illuminated from above by a playful pattern of round skylights.
These rooms also enjoy a whimsical wall relief mural provided under the New York City Percent for Art program.