Virtual Tour

Tour Our School

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.


Each classroom at P.S. 178 is a is filled with opportunities for learning. Bright and warm, print-rich environments, with child-friendly charts, and clearly listed goals and expectations are just a few of the things you will see in each classroom. Each classroom has a full library, math center, technology, a calm corner, art supplies, and bulletin boards displaying student work.


At the top floor of our school is our gymnasium. It provides a welcoming  space for students to develop physical fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our gym hosts a wide range of activities, from basketball and volleyball to gymnastics and dance. It's not only a place for physical exercise but also a venue for school assemblies, presentations, and community gatherings.

School Cafeteria

Our school is equipped with a large, bright, and clean cafeteria. Students are served a hot breakfast from 7:45-8:15 am every morning, and a hot or cold lunch during lunch time. The cafeteria is surrounded by brightly colored walls and a beautiful mosaic mural by a local artist*. Lunch is supervised by lunch aides during each lunch period.


Our school playground is where students explore, play, and get their energy out. Students visit daily during recess and enjoy the variety of our playground equipment. Our playground is not just a place for physical activity; it's where friendships are forged, teamwork is learned, and memories are created.

School Library

Our school library is full of books and resources available to students. Classes can come in for a diverse catalog of books offerings ranging from classic favorites to current choices.


Our school hallways provide so much more than a space between classrooms. At PS 178 you will find student work displays, benches for small groups, and learning materials.