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Mission Statement
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We are committed to building a community of lifelong learners who will be endowed with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and quality of character necessary to be successful, contributing members of this ever changing global society.

 Our students will be guided to set goals for reaching their highest potential. They will receive quality standards based instruction that will maximize the development of their abilities, skills and talents. They will be expected to develop proficiency in the core curriculum areas of reading, mathematics, science and social studies to meet and exceed the NYS and NYC standards.

The school's curriculum and classroom instruction will engage our students in rigorous application of skills and strategies. Students will develop the skill of using evidence to support arguments in discussion, which will then transfer to stronger writing in literacy and math, and develop the communication and collaboration skills that support college and career readiness.

Our community of educators, support staff, parents and community members are expected to work in collaboration with one another to convey high expectations for each and every child, to nurture our students with respect and encouragement in order to achieve their maximum potential, and to create a safe, secure, healthy, warm and welcoming environment. These proven practices will lead us to the realization of our mission and goals toward a successful learning environment.

Our Philosophy

The students of P.S. 176 Queens, The Cambria Heights School, will enter school each morning in a well-organized manner and be prepared to put forth their best effort. This will enable them to reach their fullest potential for personal growth as well as meet the rigorous academic demands associated with the Common Core Learning Standards. Long-term growth over the duration of the entire school year is the result of consistently trying to improve on a day-by-day basis. This journey begins when a child enters our elementary school and culminates with a child prepared for the transition to middle school.

This approach to school will be reinforced by emphasizing proper work habits, a commitment to schooling and reinforcing the value of education in today’s competitive society. The school is committed to fostering the development of each child in various manners to help our students become college and career ready. Our goal is to create an environment where students enter each morning encouraged to learn something new and having a better day than the previous one.

The success of our students will be ensured through accountability and the commitment to educational excellence at home and in school. The child, family members, and P.S. 176Q staff will all work in unison to make sure each child is improving as a student. We will create a safe, secure, and calm school environment free of distraction to maximize each student’s time in school. Our school aims to meet the diverse needs of the student population and our expectation is that all students will show growth during their time in our learning community

Our History
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In the Fall 2017, PS176Q welcomed students into the new  wing of the school.

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