History of Our School
Public School 69 officially opened its doors in September of 1976. Also known as the Daniel D. Tompkins School, P.S. 69 was one of the first barrier free schools on Staten Island. Under the leadership of principal Francis X. Kelly, a retired naval officer, and administrative assistant Robert Corso, who was instrumental in writing and composing the school song, the school chose the dolphin as its mascot because of its reliability and devotion to mankind.
Who was Daniel D. Tompkins?
Staten Island schools have been named after significant people, places, and things related to the borough. We are proud to be named after such an important Staten Islander.