Our Vision and Our Mission

186th Street School is a diverse learning community dedicated to providing the highest standard of instruction to all children in their quest for academic rigor and excellence in a safe, nurturing environment that fosters respect and responsibility.  Our school’s mission is to motivate and equip students to achieve their greatest potential, be college-prepared and career-ready, and contribute meaningfully to society.  Our school motto is “Owls…Winning…Learning…Succeeding!”  We are soaring to academic excellence.
186th Street School is a learning community where:
- Learning is meaningful, relevant, and fosters critical thinking and life-long learning
- High expectations for every child are communicated, understood, and supported by all members of the community
- A safe, clean, nurturing environment promotes and supports each individual in his or her intellectual, creative, and social development
- Everyone believes that all children can achieve by meeting or exceeding the Common Core State Standards