We the staff, students, and parents of P.S. 163 are committed to creating a high quality and safe learning environment with high expectations for all students. We will continually work to improve ourselves and contribute positively to our community. We believe that, through student-centered teaching and learning, each child can reach his or her full potential. We will provide a high quality instructional program for all students with an emphasis on the development of grade level proficiency in the areas of literacy, mathematics, and technology, through a standards-based curriculum that employs higher order thinking skills.