Neighborhood Schools

PS 343 Peck Slip School  
52 Chambers Street  
(212) 346-5210  

Grades: K-3

Enrollment: 163

Principal: Margaret Siena



The mission of the Peck Slip School is to educate young people to be passionate about learning, curious about others and the world, and committed to community engagement. Peck Slip graduates will be active learners and independent thinkers who have high standards, the ability to reflect on their skills, understandings and abilities, and a desire do their best. The same high standards for excellence apply to academic, artistic, athletic, and social endeavors. The impetus for their work will be curiosity about the world and commitment to the diverse communities they participate in – both local (the classroom) and global (the human family and the world we live in). Three core values support this mission:

Learning is a pleasurable, life-long pursuit. Perseverance through challenges underlies success.
Intelligence is effort-based. There is always more to learn.
Human beings are interdependent. In the classroom and across the world, we rely on one another.

Developing a sense of gratitude, Peck Slip students will appreciate what the world has to offer and be optimistic that their contributions, now and in the future, will make a difference.