ABOUT P.S. 165
WHAT WE DO
At P.S. 165, our students thrive in all subject areas through highly engaging, hands-on activities. We believe our students learn best by doing. Small group instruction ensures that our teachers meet the needs of all students.
We build skills to prepare students for the 21st century. We teach resilience. We make leaders.
P.S. 165 empowers all students to become Leaders.
At 165, kids can and kids do.
Our mission is to serve all levels and ages of our community's children in learning a rigorous, broad, and engaging course of study, creating students who are respectful, responsible, reflective, resilient, and ready to lead.
P.S. is a high-performing pre-K to 5 public school located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. P.S. 165 offers a offers a variety of rigorous academic programs for all learning styles and needs. We are proud of our many academic programs and our holistic approach to educate the whole child.
The general education teaching model is a more traditional classroom in which one teacher teaches a classroom of academically diverse learners through hands-on learning, engaging activities, and small-group instruction.
We offer a variety of special education services which include Special Education Support Services (SETSS), Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT), and 12:1:1 classes within our school. These classes meet the varying needs of our students through differentiation and rigorous small-group instruction.
GIFTED & TALENTED
We offer advanced education for those students who have tested into the district gifted & talented program. The G&T curriculum challenges students to move beyond grade-level expectations through rigorous, individualized instruction and culminating projects.
The dual-language program is a unique program where students are immersed in academic content in both English and Spanish. Students will thrive as bi-literate and bi-cultural preparing them with essential 21st century skills.