Mission Statement

Our mission at P.S. 161 is to foster in all of our students the skills that assist them to become independent thinkers, problem-solvers and lifelong learners.

We provide an environment where children are an integral part of a community and hold themselves and each other to the highest standards of performance.

The close-knit atmosphere permits each child, parent, and staff member to feel safe, recognized, and respected.

Special Programs

Currently, we are a Success for All school, providing research-based instruction in literacy.

Students are provided tutorials sessions and parents participate in literacy workshops.

Our second literacy period exposes children to rich literature and creative writing experiences. Research based math and social studies is also provided.

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