P.S. 16 is a school community dedicated to a belief that all students can meet standards of excellence -- all students can reach their dreams. Our mission is to provide standards-driven instruction through meaningful learning experiences, so that our students acquire literacy skills and become critical thinkers. We acknowledge the importance of community involvement and values in today's society. Our programs strengthen the home/school partnership connection so that our students develop the social skills necessary to succeed in the world community. It is our belief that the teamwork and collaborative efforts on the part of all members and the school community, and our focus on literacy, technology and the arts will help create a community of life long learners and prepare our students for the demands of the twenty-first century.