The mission of the staff and community of Sunset Park Elementary is to enable all students to develop to their maximum potential. This will be achieved by providing a positive and stimulating learning environment which meets individual needs and fosters the development of active learners who will be literate, critical thinkers, accepting of others, and productive, responsible citizens of a multicultural society.
Sunset Park Elementary School differs from most other schools in its physical layout. It was built with an open learning center design. There are large learning centers which hold two, and sometimes three classes in them. There are no walls separating most classes. The upstairs learning centers had moveable walls installed during the summer of 2000.