Public School 12 helps in the emotional, social and academic development of students in kindergarten through grade eight. It offers various academic programs related to science, music, world languages, physical education and language arts. The school also encourages parent participation in classroom activities and special campus events. Its library offers a range of print and online resources for research projects and course assignments. Located in Paterson, N.J., Public School 12 is a part of Paterson Public Schools, which delivers educational services to more than 27,000 students. Paterson Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in New Jersey and has nearly 7,000 employees.