What's New Here?

District 3 Art Fair

District 3 Art Fair

‘You’ve Got To Have Art”

PS 163 – 163 West 97th Street

May 24  11-8  & May 25 10-6

art fair 2017

Admission Update


If you receive an offer for G&T placement at PS 166, please go to our G&T PAGE.


Kindergarten offer letters were distributed in the beginning of March.

The deadline for signing up for pre-registration has passed. Pre-registration for general education kindergarten has closed.

We do not expect there to be any movement on our waitlist  but if there is it will not take place until June.


Our school zone has changed, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

The new District 3 zones can be found  HERE (the colors represent old zone, the lines represent the new zones.)

Families who are interested in finding out which schools they will be zoned to for the 2017-18 school year can find this information by entering their home address using the DOE’s School Search.


Questions? e-mail admissions@ps166.org

RULER Program


The RULER program was developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where they teach people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence to create a more effective and compassionate society.

This year we rolled out the RULER program at PS 166 as our approach to social and emotional learning. Studies show that RULER programming improves academic performance, decreases aggressive behavior, and enhances learning climates.

To learn how you can implement the RULER practices at home, join us for a parent workshop on Tuesday, December 6 during parent engagement time – 2:50 PM in Room 412.

Learn more about the RULER Program  HERE.

PS 166 Family Handbook

Find the answers to your questions! Click HERE for the 2016-2017 PS 166 Family Handbook.

2017-2018 DOE CALENDAR

The NYC Department of Education has released the school calendar for 2017-2018. The first day of school is Thursday, September 7th. So now you can make those vacation plans!

Click HERE to view the 2017-2018 school calendar.

Art News

Check out the new work in our Student Artist’s Studio !


The Specials

the specials

Check out what’s new in our Specials classes!






Phys Ed


Principal’s Corner

Ms. Mastriano’s MAY Letter



Hours are 9AM – 2:00PM Monday through Thursday. Our librarian is Rachel Fremmer. You can contact her at rfremmer@gmail.com with any questions, or just stop in to the library to say hi and introduce yourself!


Lunch Menu


 June Lunch Menu

My School Bucks

Pay for School Meals

Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten and 1st Grade
10:38am – 11:23am
2nd & 4th grades
11:29am – 12:14pm
3rd and 5th grades
12:19pm – 1:04pm

Simple Calendar

June 22, 2017
  • Grade 5 Graduation

    ( Auditorium)

June 23, 2017
  • Kindergarten Stepping Up

June 26, 2017
  • Eid al-Fitr

    ( School Closed)


danceCongratulations to Ms. Scott and Mr. Shackman for putting together this year’s wonderful Dance Festival! Thanks to all the students for the great performances and to their parents for the costumes and getting them ready!



We will now be doing Textile Recycling weekly on Friday mornings only. We kept another 200 lbs out of the landfill Friday, June 9! We only have 1 more FRIDAY left to recycle  and make $ for our school.

More info on what can be donated hereTournament champions for May are Ms. Moses’ class!


P: (212) 678-2829 F: (212) 579-4542
132 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024