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About This School

P.S. 41 Greenwich Village is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of P.S. 41 Greenwich Village is MS. KELLY SHANNON, whose e-mail is kshanno@schools.nyc.gov. 782 students go to P.S. 41 Greenwich Village and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the P.S. 41 Greenwich Village students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 782 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 41 Greenwich Village is 12:1. Corlears School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 22%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 57%
Limited English proficiency 2% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I have two children at PS41- in first and prek . The school has amazing resources extraordinary teachers and faculty- and state of the art teaching techniques and facilities. The teachers keep all parents very informed- and stay on top of the child's progress. At first I was hesitant to send my children to a public school. Both my wife and I went to a private school- and have professional degrees respectively. After the first year at kindergarten I saw my child's growth- and was rest assured with sending a second child. The PTA is a hidden gem at the school- sponsoring free chess classes among other integrated programs. Most importantly most of the parent-body and student-body are fine caring intelligent and nurturing thereby inspiring ambitious ubiquity.

  • (11 months ago)

    P.S. 41 is a great school with fantastic teachers & administrators and it's ideal for kids who are self-starters highly motivated and bright. The more you get involved as parents the more you get out of it. My wish that all teachers were reachable by email and used the eChalk website for posting homework and communicating. Communications home are scattered pieces of paper in backpacks eChalk emails from PTA class parents & the parent coordinator. This should all be synchronized through eChalk so nobody misses anything!

  • (1 year ago)

    Very well managed school. Not for the parent who needs helicopter or hand holding. They know what they are doing and do it professionally. Lots of support (counseling/reading/etc). The PTA is very strong and active and inclusive.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter came into PS 41 as a 3rd grader from a nearby catholic school and we are beyond thrilled. It's like a private school except that people are friendly and grateful to have a friendly involved creative challenging and stimulating environment with a real warm neighborhood feel. My daughter's other new 3rd grade friend to the school is Puerto Rican and this girl and her brother love the school so I don't know what the post below is about. The school is like the United Nations with all the kids getting along wonderfully as opposed to our old catholic school where there was bullying everywhere. Here no bullying that I have heard of! There is order structure and discipline yet freedom and encouragement. Kids are actually happy to go to school!

  • (1 year ago)

    HORRIBLE my daughter attends ps 41 and they have been rude and disgusting from day one. We are hispanic and we do not feel welcomed at all. i believe there RACIST. ALL who work in the office are DISGUSTING. I also believe that if you contribute loads of money to the school then you will be VIP IN there eyes. THIS SCHOOL IS A DISGRACE IF YOUR HISPANIC OR AFRICAN AMERICAN THEY TREAT YOU AS IF YOU DONT BELONG DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrific school strong academics nice teachers best facility i've seen with large playground auditorium cafeteria smart boards computers afterschool arts drama chess dance etc. Nicer than the private schools that surround it! Very happy to have chosen it. The zone also allows the option of ps3 which is similar and strong in all areas but doesn't have as nice a facility. and ps 11 nearby is a great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Overrated school. I would not recommend this school if you are not rich and your child is not perfect. They like children with no problem very talented and they MUST be from wealthy families. They are simply rude to the other children. Also you need a tutor almost every child in this school has one. PS3 is much nicer.

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids love the school and I the principal and the teachers. I prefer a traditional curriculum it worked for me.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very rigorous but also very warm. Parents very involved teachers very passionate. Definitely would recommend. Safe neighborhood

  • (2 years ago)

    We compared PS 3 PS 41 and a few other schools like PS 87 on the UWS prior to choosing an apartment in a zone. We reviewed Wiki GreatSchool.com reviews tours and spoke to parents. PS 41 & PS 3 are for different types of children. PS 41 is more for a child that thrives in formal education PS 3 for progressive education. PS 41 is for parents who prefer traditional academics WITH arts integration PS 3 is for those that prefer arts integrated education on a higher order for instance music includes lessons on fractions. Both schools have Dance & Drama. Quote from PS 41 website "PS41 is dedicated to teaching a standards-based curriculum in a supportive environment" Quote from PS 3 website "classes set up more like working laboratories with research materials and tables for group work". So both are good schools. The question is how does your child learn best? In a "standard-based curriculum" or "laboratory and research materials" science based curriculum? My child is strong in math (can do fractions at 4 years old) science (can draw the major organs& bones in the body) art & group learning. PS 3 also will let her take math class with the older kids which we preferred over G&T.

  • (2 years ago)

    school is not set up to help children with even the slightest of learning challenges.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing academics great principle and awesome teachers. I went there my two best friends I ever met went there and my best friend's Father went there over 40 years ago. It hasn't changed since. Way better than P.S. 3 and an amazing group of kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    They really need to fire the person who answers the phone. The first impression people get of ANY school is the receptionist/office staff. There are plenty of lovely nice people out there who would love to have this job and to have such an incredibly rude person working in the office reflects very bad judgment on the part of this school. My child will go elsewhere. Just awful.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school with a warm staff and community. Our children have loved attending this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I live in the area and wanted to compare PS41 and PS3. PS3 had info. about school tour on the website and when I called the school to confirm he was very helpful and pleasant. On the other hand PS 41 had no info. about the school tour and I happened to call on the day of the school tour. The person who answered my call was very rude. She said if I didn't register in advance too late to join tonight OK miss and hang up on me. I already like PS3 better although my kids are only 3 years old.

  • (3 years ago)

    The person below who wrote a review on April 12th has to be talking about a different school. He/She cannot be speaking about PS 41. The school does not feel overcrowded there is nothing Lord of the Flyish about it and the principal creates an amazing school. I haven't spoken personally with her but I haven't needed to. I have the teachers and parent coordinator to speak with. We have had zero problems. This school is a gift from Heaven. Everyone should be so lucky to have a school like this for their children. Finally I have spoken with so many parents and we all love it. I have not heard a single complaint.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is incredibly well staffed thoroughly caring and keeps our children its top priority. We're lucky to have these teachers and administrators at our school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My wife loves this school and you will love it as well if you think it defines you as a good parent. It is a school designed to create little middle managers in the corporate world. They do mix in some art drama and dance admist the corporate approach of NCLB. Nonetheless they are not appreciative of little critical thinkers who may need further explaniation beyond the "this is good for you" answers. They think far too much of themselves on the one hand and on the other you feel the are hostages to the "PS 41 way." (teachers words not mine.) I disagree with those who think academic rigor is 41's problem no it's thier lack of courage to teach to the child not to to the school's need for data.

  • (4 years ago)

    It has a long tradition of excellence and caring for the individual child as you would expect in the Village.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is highly disappointing. its reputation is unfounded and from long ago. It is now overcrowded without the infrastructure to support its community. the principal is one of the worst I have come across in my career and frankly should be removed from her post. most parents in my children's grades have never met or even spoken with her. She rolls in at 9 30 and is gone before school is out. All she cares about is her budget not what is right for the kids or the right way to teach. The lunchtime is atrocious and my children are terrified of lunchtime and the lunch ladies who monitor them. Safety & Discipline get 5 stars???? I DON'T THINK SO!!! just go walk around the building and if you really want an unsafe experience try picking up your kids from this lord of the flies like event. 'Its a JOKE'!!!

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