Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that children leave PS316 with a set of moral and social- emotional values that make the world a better place. We will do this by encouraging students to be inquisitive, knowledgeable, thoughtful, communicative, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-taking, balanced and reflective. This is accomplished through concept and standards-based inquiry that incorporate all subject areas. Our students are taught in an environment that shows an appreciation and respect for all cultures and diversity in our school, our community, and the world.

We strive to nurture a community of students who are internationally minded and show this through their leadership and action. Our students grow in an environment that promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity through collaboration and teamwork.

We value the partnerships that exist between the school, family, and throughout the world.


Partners & Programs

We are proud to partner with these groups.

  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Cool Culture - Family Museum Pass
  • Community Word Poetry Project
  • Swim For Life
  • Alvin Ailey Dance Residency
  • OnePlanetEducation
  • CUNYStudentShakespeareFestival
  • New York Historical Society
  • National Organization of Black Law
  • Enforcement (NOBLE)
  • Writing826NYC

We are accepting applications for upcoming positions.  

Please send them to Ms. Kofman:  AKofman@schools.nyc.gov