Welcome to P.S. 172

Mr. G Jack Spatola, Principal  *  Ms. E. Gundersen, Assistant Principal

News: P.S. 172 recognized as one of the top ten public schools in NYS.

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Welcome to our web site! You'll find information about our school and community.  Please share your feedback with us on what else you'd like to find here by contacting our site administrator.  

P.S. 172 In the News Again!

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:26 PM by PS 172   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 4:26 PM ]

P.S. 172 was profiled in the U.S. News & World Report on November 16, 2016. Read the whole story here.

The story, entitled "A Beacon of Excellence," interviewed our principal, Mr. Jack Spatola, and outlined P.S. 172's unique approach to curriculum and teaching.

Welcome Back to School

posted Sep 8, 2016, 9:01 AM by PS 172   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 4:22 PM ]

P.S. 172 would like to welcome all new and returning students and their families to
the 2016-17 school year. 
Below you will find some important arrival and dismissal information.


Upcoming Events this week February 22nd. Don't Miss it!

posted Feb 22, 2016, 11:27 AM by PS 172   [ updated Feb 22, 2016, 11:28 AM ]

  • Monday, February 22nd  – Enrichment Clubs: Cycle 2 starts & Auditions for Shrek: 3, 4, 5th grade
  • Thursday, February 25th – 8:30-9:30am, Free Healthy Eating Workshop for Parents, Auditorium
  • Friday, February 26th – 8:00am Cafecito, Auditorium followed by Parents as Learning Partners.
  • Friday, February 26th – 6:30pm, Multicultural Potluck Dinner. Come celebrate our school diversity with special student and guest performances. Parents please bring a dish representing your culture to share. Wear traditional clothing or the colors of your home country’s flag. Bring items representing your culture to share.
  • Monday, February 29th – Send in your Math-a-thon packets & submit your Boxtops.

Upcoming Events This Week at P.S. 172

posted Dec 15, 2015, 2:51 PM by PS 172

Don't miss these fun events coming up this week!

First up is the Holiday Show on Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults. The PTA will serve complimentary cake and beverages with snacks for sale.

Then, the PTA Meeting will be held on Friday, December 18 from 8:00 - 8:45 am in the auditorium.

Hope to see you there!

Kids Go Green Event - Saturday 12/5

posted Dec 4, 2015, 9:43 AM by PS 172

P.S. 172 In the News

posted Oct 27, 2015, 10:45 AM by PS 172

The amazing P.S. 172 has been making the news again! Check out The New York Times profile on our Principal Mr. Spatola and recent stories on our school's outstanding test scores here: In The News

SLT and PTA meetings tonight!

posted Oct 27, 2015, 10:38 AM by PS 172   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 10:39 AM ]

Join us tonight for a School Leadership Team meeting at 4:45 pm and the October PTA meeting at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Tonight's PTA meeting will focus on Internet & Community Safety. Parents will learn helpful tips and advice from an information security expert about how to keep your kids safe while using the internet.  Also, learn about other safety tips from representatives of 72nd Precinct.

See you there!

FREE Zumba for Parents, Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

posted Oct 19, 2015, 7:05 PM by PS 172

Join us in dancing to Latin Rhythms while getting healthy!  Classes are led by certified Zumba instructor and P.S. 172 parent Olga Robinson. Classes run through December 10, 2015 

Muffins with Mom, October 21st, 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

posted Oct 19, 2015, 6:20 PM by PS 172

Moms have your picture taken with your children and join them in the cafeteria for breakfast and mini muffins. 

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