The P.S. 173 Mission is to ensure that our students will achieve the highest academic standards by:
*providing an education for all students with equity and access, including those with disabilities, Limited English Proficiency, gifted and educationally disadvantaged.
*differentiating curriculum and instructional strategies to maximize success for all students.
*educating the whole child in a developmental context, incorporating diverse needs both sequentially and circumstantially, within a caring community.
*offering professional development for staff to facilitate the integration of change at all levels of the learning process, set within a framework of high expectations.
*utilizing a variety of assessment strategies that support all aspects of the instructional design.
*involving parents and the community in the learning process and shared decision-making.