PS20 PTA needs your support and voice!

Help us decide how to spend up to $10,000 by proposing an idea through our new participatory budgeting process. Submit your idea by Wednesday February 8 at

Who is PS 20?

Diverse school! Big Goals! Global Impact!

PS 20 Services

If you are interested in utlilzing any of the services PS 20 offers to our families please reach out to the main office (212) 254-9577.

Get Your School Swag!

Get your official PS 20 school merchandise brought to you by the PS 20 PTA! There have been new items added since this weekend! Rock your PS 20 school gear, help support our school, and look amazing!

PS 20 Chopped Event!

Join us at Essex Market Thursday May 2nd 6:00-8:00pm! 


Book A Tour

New Parents!

Looking for a way to learn more about PS20? Sign up for one of our School Tours happening now!

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


Donate time or money

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

Who we Are

We grow global citizens

Welcome to PS20! We are a barrier-free, open enrollment, Pre-K through 5th-grade elementary school. We are focused on fostering impactful growth for our kids through our diversity of people, programs, and experience. We reflect our community and welcome everyone.

News & Announcements

Virtual School Tour (Photo Gallery)

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

Stay Connected



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

dual language programs

After School programs

Languages Spoken

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.