PS 176 envisions our school, as a professional community of learners, where all members – students, parents and staff are
engaged in learning. Our shared focus is to empower all students with high academic skills, positive and varied social experiences and civic responsibilities that will enable every child to participate as a contributing member of a democratic society. We believe that every child must have the opportunity to communicate effectively, think critically, possess technological skills for an informational society, gather information to make intelligent decisions and have the necessary job skills to earn a decent wage – this commitment begins at the elementary level of formal schooling. To this end, we commit ourselves and our resources to provide every child entrusted to our care a strong academic foundation and lifelong love of learning.