Mission Statement

The Crown School, P.S.161, is committed to involving all students, parents, staff, and community resources in an effort to develop healthy, emotionally, socially, and academically high performing students as we prepare them for college and career readiness.

Triad Afterschool Program

Teaching Resilience Innovation and Asset-based Development 

TRIAD Consulting Strategies (thereafter, TRIAD) offers professional development, parent engagement, student support services to schools, districts, city departments of education, institutions and other organizations that are vested in educational development. With close to 30 years of experience, our staff provides comprehensive assessments of curriculum, school policies and staff efficacy. Using this data, we devise strategic plans to uplift school culture. Through our offerings we supply a variety of ongoing classes, activities and workshops that are essential tools for uniting, educating and motivating stakeholders, parents and students. Our model is premised on building a positive school climate that breeds academic excellence.

Triad and PS161 Host a Food Pantry

News 12 Article


Black History Month Show 2024!

BHM Show 2024.mkv

BHM Show 2024!

It was a great show!!

Hydroponics Comes to PS161!

Hydroponics is the process of growing fruits and vegetables without soil. Instead it uses a housing, water and plant food to help them grow. This means that fruits, vegetables and herbs can be grown in much smaller spaces. 

G3 Initiative

Gardyn.com announces the winners of the G3 Grant!

Hydroponics in Action

Check out our hydroponics gardens on the 2nd floor!

Meet Our Leaders

Mr. Johnson


Dr. WIlliams

Assistant Principal