Founded in 2001
In the fall of 2001, P.S. 178 opened its doors under the visionary leadership of then Principal Deirdre Budd. Alongside devoted teachers, supportive parents, and eager students, PS 178 immediately earned admiration from the community for its warmth and the focus on providing a quality education to every student. The school quickly became a place where students not only excelled academically but also flourished socially and emotionally. Initially established as a Kindergarten to second grade school, PS 178's success and community support led to its expansion, eventually becoming a beloved Kindergarten to fifth grade institution. Over the years PS 178 has continued to grow and evolve with new programs and community partnerships, maintaining its reputation for its dedication and excellence. Today, the school remains a beloved institution, a testament to the enduring values of community, education, and the heartfelt collaboration that has been the cornerstone of its existence since day one.
Who was Juan Bosch?
Juan Bosch, a distinguished Dominican writer and statesman, left an indelible mark on the Dominican Republic's history. His name graces our school as a testament to his remarkable life and enduring impact on the Dominican Republic and beyond. Juan Bosch was not only a celebrated writer but also a visionary political leader who championed democracy, social justice, and progressive change. His dedication to education, equality, and the welfare of his fellow citizens makes him an ideal namesake for our institution. By adopting his name, we pay homage to his legacy and embrace the values he held dear. P.S. 178 The Professor Juan Bosch School is more than a place of learning; it's a symbol of intellectual curiosity, civic responsibility, and the pursuit of a just and equitable society. We believe that Juan Bosch's spirit will inspire our students to become informed, compassionate, and engaged citizens who continue his legacy by working tirelessly for a better world.