The mission of P.S./I.S. 78Q The Robert F. Wagner, Jr. School, is to provide a global education that enhances student achievement through a focus on higher-order thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and teamwork, while providing highly enriched art programs that are integrated into our literacy program and throughout the core curriculum.
We are committed to provide equity for all by developing a well-developed culturally responsive setting where children will discover their own uniqueness, personal worth, and academic potential. As a school community, we celebrate students’ individual talents, academic abilities, cultural identities and social emotional development. We foster a safe and nurturing environment where students feel respected, motivated and empowered to work collaboratively to take on challenging, rigorous tasks. Opportunities for all students, parents and staff to be “risk-takers” in the learning process will have a positive impact on our learning community as they become lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the 21st century.