The staff, parents, students and community members collaborate in developing each child's social, physical, emotional and academic growth. All adults are responsible for teaching literacy and higher order thinking skills. City and State performance standards are incorporated into daily lessons to assure that each student meets P.S. 16's high level of expectations. All P.S. 16 community members will instill in our children the traditional values of equality, respect, responsibility and the work ethic associated with learning. Our school motto (Living and Learning Together Through the 21st Century) exemplifies our collective vision.