P.S. 178 is located in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. This Kindergarten through fifth grade school is a community of learners, encompassing children, staff and parents. We take pride in our diversity and strive to embrace a social compact of respect and acceptance. We are committed to an ethnically diverse student population, and heterogeneous grouping of children in a child centered, safe and supportive environment. Encouraging children to become self-directed, independent learners. We embrace dynamic curricula where both innovative and proven teaching methods are valued.
“If children do not learn the way we teach them, then we must teach them the way they learn.”
P.S. 178 uses the Teachers College Balanced Literacy approach for the teaching of reading and writing. P.S. 178 delivers a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Our goal is for children to become fluent, independent, and lifelong readers and writers.
Go Math! is the primary vehicle for math instruction at P.S. 178. This hands-on approach provides children with opportunities to be actively involved in learning through real life situations and contexts. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation to ensure that students become successful at mathematical reasoning and problem solving.