0ur Mission Statement

WHY P.S. 16 Leonard Dunkly?

Our mission is to establish a culture of leadership in which students will be empowered to make a difference in the world. We are a dedicated team of educators who together strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment which ensures that each child reaches his or her potential. Our staff members are dedicated to growing as professionals through reflection and collaboration with each other, students, and parents. We will instill in each student a passion for learning and character to succeed in college or career. We will identify, develop, and promote successful strategies that meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of each student. We will empower our students to be active learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. Our teachers, parents, and community members will work together to provide a safe, supportive environment and a caring school community which values diversity. Our students will develop a strong sense of responsibility for themselves, each other, and the community. They will attribute success to hard work and persistence which will make them our leaders of tomorrow.


If you need help translating in Spanish, please contact Ms. Cortes at 718 782 5352

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con la Sra. Cortés al 718 782 5352