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Our Mission

PS 163 is a learning community that provides our students with the tools they need to become academically outstanding, socially responsible critical thinkers. Our well rounded developmentally appropriate curriculum leads students to develop confidence as learners, examine and assess ideas, and contribute meaningfully.

Through skillful teaching, our educators promote critical reasoning and problem-solving as they help their students establish a firm foundation of literacy and mathematics skills they can apply to real world experiences. Our social studies and science instruction challenges the children to examine ideas that shape their world. The cluster programs offer students an exposure to the arts, science, and technology.

Our program of instruction and enrichment is rigorous, creative, and highly motivating: it prepares our students to enter the middle school of their choice. The teachers and administration share a common bond with parents as we set our students off on a journey of self discovery that will make them responsible citizens of an ever changing world community. The goals of our parent association help many families make PS 163 an integral part of their lives.

The PS 163 community is sensitive to the individual needs of children. We foster respect and promote a peaceful environment. We encourage students to be curious, creative, and self motivated. We help students establish work habits and a love of that will lead them to success throughout their education and into adult life.