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P.S. 72 seeks to maintain an educational environment in which the entire school community works to ensure that all students are provided with the skills to become lifelong learners. We emphasize school and home partnerships that foster children's cognitive, emotional and social growth. Through a standards-driven instructional program, we will engage all students and assist them in achieving high standards of competence. We will achieve our goals through a spirit of shared decision-making and communal responsibility.

P.S. 72 provides monolingual and bilingual special education programs in all grades. Other programs include: bilingual maintenance classes, dual language kindergarten classes, upper and lower grades science specialists, physical education, and music instruction.

Students participate in the following programs: Asphalt Green Swimming and Recreation Programs, SPINS Peer Leadership, and Open Airways.

P.S. 72 networks with the following organizations: Hunter College Teacher Education program, N.Y. University Intern in School Psychology, Museo del Barrio, 92nd Street YMCA, and Harlem Meer Center. P.S. 72 has ongoing partnerships with Junior Achievement and Pfizer, Inc. Learning Leaders assist our teachers and mentor our students.

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