"a building that smells like a combination of chalk dust, ammonia, and Mystery Meat."
―Nate Wright describing his school

P.S. 38, or Public School 38, is a public school, and is the school where most of Big Nate takes place. Nate Wright, a student at the school, does not like the school, as it is beaten up and old. The school is over 100 years old, and is around 2-3 floors high.


P.S. 38 opened on February 7, 1912, making it over 105 years old. Over the years, the school has gotten old, and beaten up. Paint started to peel, and problems occurred more frequently. When a mural by folk artist Granny Peppers was discovered in the school, P.S. 38 sold it to a museum. The money they received was used for repairs on the school.




P.S. 38 Administration


  • P.S. 38 is rivals with Jefferson Middle School, another middle school in Nate's town.
  • P.S. 38 could be based off of a school in New York.
  • The mascot of P.S. 38 is the Bobcat.
  • It is 100 years old
  • P. S. 38 has been around since 1912 as seen in several comic strips.</li>


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