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New Parents!

Looking for a way to learn more about PS20? Sign up for one of our School Tours happening now through March 2020.

Leadership Message

At PS 20, diversity is our strength. We are an un-zoned, multilingual school that is proud to offer Dual Language Mandarin and Dual Language Spanish programs, language enrichment schoolwide, and language classes for parents. Biliteracy, paired with cultural intelligence, is a valuable skill set that will prepare our students to achieve their goals both locally and globally.”
Sarah Pinto & Carrie Orr

Principal & Vice Principal


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We are striving for a goal of 100% family participation for 2019-2020 school year. Please help us by contributing what you can in time, money, or expertise.


Get In Touch

PS 20 Anna Silver School
​166 Essex St,
New York, NY 10002

(212) 254-9577

News & Announcements

Choose Remote Learning for Fall

Let’s keep our community safe and save resources for families that need them.

March For Our Schools & Our Lives

THUR 9/10 – 3PM – MEET @ 7TH ST & AVE B
We are sending a message to the Mayor:
“Open schools when it’s safe!”

Follow our new SLT Facebook page

What’s this school year hold? Stay informed by following the School Leadership Team’s page.

Academics & Enrichment

We have selected curricular programs that are researched-based and aligned to the Common Core Standards. The core curriculum includes programming with a foundational focus on courses in Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Teachers meet regularly to discuss and evaluate the curricula across grades and determine whether changes are needed. 


In addition to the core curriculum, PS20 offers a rich tapestry of Enrichment programs designed to expose children to a broader range of experiences. A breadth of experience is key to successful development. We believe that the more interesting and varied the exposure, the higher the ceiling for growth and expansion of future ambitions.


A well-rounded and complete education involves the complete mind: the analytical and the creative. At PS20, we believe that specialty programs play a strong part in allowing a child to explore and express their whole self and is a strong complement to the core curriculum. Students attend weekly classes in Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Technology.  


Vision & Values

Be Well – Making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life
Be Culturally Intelligent – Learning from multiple perspectives and growing in our understanding of others
Be Clear and Precise – Thinking and communicating accurately, and supporting our thinking with evidence
Be Innovative – Inciting curiosity, collaborative problem solving, and independent thinking.

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School Food

Breakfast & Lunch

We serve the K-8 Breakfast Menu, and the K-8 Alternative Lunch Menu. The Alternative menu offers kids more healthy options for the food they like.

School Calendar

Events & Activities

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Word On The Street

What Parents are Saying

“As a new parent at PS 20, it’s very exciting for me to see all the new programs and energy going into making PS 20 great. I chose this school not only because of what it is today, but really because of where I feel it’s going.”

Jason Stewart

Parent & PTA President, 1st Grade Dual-Language (Spanish)

“This is our second year here in the dual-language Mandarin program at PS 20 and it’s definitely worth the trip in from Booklyn. The people, the energy, the caring, the optimism, the community, the diversity – I feel like we really found a hidden gem.”

Balin Brandt

Parent, 1st Grade Dual-Language (Mandarin)

“I’ve been a parent here at PS 20 for a while now and the PS 20 of today is night and day from what it was. I feel incredibly optimistic about the future here. It’s going to be one of those schools that families from all over the city come to join.”

Zoe Ye

Parent, 3rd & 4th Grade Dual-Language (Spanish) & General Education


After School programs


Year School Was Founded

Get In Touch

Location: ​166 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

Telephone: (212) 254-9577


School Hours: M-F: 8:20am - 2:40pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), or weight and to maintain an environment free of harassment on the basis of any of these grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.



Privacy Policy

We do not collect personally identifiable information for commercial or marketing purposes, and we do not sell the personally identifiable information we collect. The personally identifiable information we collect is stored in a secure environment.