First opening it's doors in 1964, PS 84 M was at the time known as PS 84 The Sol Bloom School. Named after an American politician from New York who served fourteen terms in the United States House of Representatives from the West Side of Manhattan, from 1923 until his death in 1949.
Then in 1984, our school was renamed The Lillian Weber School of the Arts. Lillian Dropkin Weber (1917-1994) was born in New York. ... Influenced by her experiences in England, Weber's work explored the possibilities for improving public education in New York City schools, environments' influences on early childhood learning, and a movement away from the teacher-centered classroom. As a school focused on student-centered learning, PS84 was renamed in her honor.