P.S. 40 is a neighborhood school dedicated to the three inter-related concepts of academic excellence, social responsibility and student self esteem. This philosophy drives our instruction and the way we live together as a community.
P.S. 40 is a multicultural and multi-ethnic community where parents, children, teachers and administrators collaborate to provide a supportive environment for each child. We promote academic excellence and enhance self-esteem through standards-driven instruction. P.S. 40 utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning in which students participate in collaborative, inquiry-based work. Students are encouraged to think critically, and appreciate Literature and Mathematics. Social Studies and the Arts are integral parts of our program and our arts program focuses on visual and performing arts.