The mission of the P.S. 96 community is to provide a child-centered and challenging learning environment that fosters critical thinking and is responsive to students' multiple needs and learning styles. We will raise students' literacy and mathematics levels to meet and surpass New York City and State Standards. Together we will develop positive interactions among parents, staff and students that encourage participation in school decision-making. This active partnership among parents and staff will promote a sense of self-worth and responsibility in our children, which will nurture their development as productive and successful individuals.