TAOTS (PS 682), a 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award recipient, is a choice school in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn that incorporates the Schoolwide Enrichment Model of education. The video below shows how we use Enrichment Clusters to connect to student interests!

Vision & Mission


At The Academy of Talented Scholars our goal is to nurture personal talents and instill a passion for lifelong learning while inspiring all students to become productive and conscientious citizens. The Schoolwide Enrichment Model will enable all children to explore their interests and discover individual areas of expertise. A creative learning environment will foster respect, confidence, and critical thinking skills through Inquiry and Project-based learning.

With the collaborative efforts of a highly dedicated and qualified staff, we strive for all of our students to meet and exceed academic standards. We believe in establishing strong partnerships between parents and the community in order to enhance student learning and experiences. In a safe and supportive environment, all students will achieve academic, social, and emotional success.

Read more about Principal Sportella-Giusto and our special programs

Parents: Make your Voices Heard!

Come to the next Parent Teacher Organization meeting and get involved in the service of our students!

Upcoming Meetings


The Student Perspective

Videos created by or developed with guidance from TAOTS students create an authentic window into the school for students, teachers and parents.

Schoolwide Enrichment Model

TAOTS Highlight Video


Student-Directed Farewell Video 2016