At PS 161Q we take pride in offering our students the opportunity to work with various technological programs to grow through various programs in the Arts & Technology. P.S. 161 strives to be the model school of Professional Development, offering a unique effective method. The staff is involved in the constant pursuit of new instructional methods and best products. We not only teach, but provide a comprehensive and nurturing learning environment. We serve as encouraging role models to our school community, where students excel and begin to develop as life-long learners. We are also quite proud of our Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop model, which each day serves to make our students stronger, more confident, and independent readers and writers. Our school is located in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Richmond Hill, where we celebrate diversity and encourage a high level of parent and community involvement through a variety of programs. Our school continues to work collaboratively to improve the quality of standards-based instruction, fostering the Common Core Standards, while always respecting the diversity of our school community.