About Us

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to PS 152M: The Magnet School of Innovation in a Global Community. We are a magnet school in Washington Heights serving children from age 3 through 5th grade. When you walk through our doors, you are part of our family. Our school has been part of our neighborhood since 1927. As a magnet school, we are now open to students throughout New York City. Our students are tomorrow’s innovators, creative thinkers, and engaged global citizens. Come visit us to see what makes us special!

   STEAM: Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math. 

What is a Magnet School?

We are a magnet school within the New York City DOE. As a magnet school, we are a public school, but we are open to any student within the five boroughs of New York City, not just students in our zone. Our magnet school grant provides additional funding to support special programs, facilities, and partnerships around our magnet theme. Read more about New York City magnet schools.


The Dyckman Valley School utilizes a PAWS belief system to support positive behavioral expectations for all students.


Problem Solve

Act Responsibly

Work Together

Safety First


The Dyckman Valley School - P.S. 152M Prepares successful, literate, college ready, life-long learners by providing rigorous instruction in a supportive and nurturing academic environment that is driven by high standards of learning to promote independent critical thinkers and successful, problem-solvers who can compete in a digital world.

Our Core Beliefs of how students learn best are:

  • We believe that in order for students to succeed academically, socially and emotionally we need to focus on the “Whole Child’ by nurturing their physical and emotional well being.
  • We believe that in order to improve academic achievement of all students, we must provide our students with differentiated processes, content and products.
  • We strongly believe in providing students with rigorous learning activities through hands-on, exploration and high levels of student engagement and critical thinking.
  • We believe in assessing student learning using data analysis from both formal and informal assessment to inform instruction and help our students succeed.


As an NYC Magnet School, we welcome applications from all students within the five boroughs of New York City. First priority is given to students living within our zoned area. Find your attendance zone and district.

  • To apply for PreK or Kindergarten enrollment, follow the NYCDOE Kindergarten Enrollment Process
  • For out-of-zone enrollment (grades 1 – 5), visit our office during school hours for a Magnet School application. 

NYC DOE School Stats

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