Award Year: 2018

P.S. 183 Robert Louis Stevenson School

419 East 66th Street
New York, NY, 10065-6303

(212) 734-7719

Mr. Martin Woodard, Principal at time of Nomination

NYC Geographic District #2 Manhattan

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Providing students with a rigorous, developmentally appropriate education, that encompasses the whole child. Supporting children's individual academic needs while nurturing their social emotional well-being.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 68%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 17%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 7%
Fifth Grade Students participating in our National Dance Institute Partnership

Fifth Grade Students participating in our National Dance Institute Partnership

PS 183 is a community school located in the heart of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York City. Our school educates over 580 students in grades PreK through 5. We celebrate the diverse backgrounds of the families that join our school and the 40 plus languages spoken by our population. Though we are located in a city of 9 million people, the community we build and sustain each year feels like home. From the security agent who gives excited children hugs in the morning to the administration and school staff saying good morning and goodbye to families in the front of the school, everyone knows your name and welcomes you.

At PS 183, our school motto is, "Take Care of Each Other." This motto lives and breathes in our student-centered, engaging, rigorous curriculum and the culture we create in every area of our school. Our staff is committed to maintaining constant professional study and inquiry in order to improve and revise existing practices. Our families volunteer their time, resources, and expertise to enrich and enhance aspects of our curriculum. Our classrooms extend beyond daily instruction in core subjects to include a strong arts program in visual art and music, and recently, the construction of a brand new hydroponics science lab to study our environment. We build learners who are self-confident, respectful, and are aware of their role as members of a school community, New York City, and beyond.