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.