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Welcome to The Math & Science Exploratory School, MS 447

The Math and Science Exploratory School is a sixth through eighth grade middle school that operates on the belief that all children have a natural curiosity about the world around them and how it works.

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THANK YOU parent chaperones and parent experts and consultants!

Thank you parents, grandparents, and friends who volunteered this year as chaperones, educators, and expert consultants for our Exploration Field Trips and in class learning experiences!  We love ... Read More>>

6th Grade Expo

6th Grade Exploration:   Water Stewardship Unit     Culminating Activities  You’re invited! ... Read More>>

Around School

Schoolwide Summer Reading Program

Welcome to year two of our Schoolwide Summer Reading program! This summer, all MS 447 students and teachers will read Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition, by Margot Lee Shetterly. This nonfiction ... Read More>>

Bamboo Trellis Project

These are the bamboo trellises that our eighth-grade service learning ... Read More>>

Events and Information

We’re Hiring!

The Math and Science Exploratory School (MS 447) is a high-functioning and intentionally diverse middle school in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, serving students from across District 15. We are an inclusive and progressive learning ... Read More>>

6th Grade Water Stewardship Exploration Update

Take a look at the updated 6th grade Exploration Calendars for the remainder of the year.  Most of the changes are reflected on the E Day Calendar due to the cancellation of the Sloop Clearwater Trip.  Please note:  We were ... Read More>>

Parent Engagement Series: Talking About Race Part 4

As we continue to work towards our goal of creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all of our community members and equipping ourselves with tools to discuss race, racism and equity with our children, we ... Read More>>

Thanks for your GENEROSITY!

 Thanks to those of you who have given so generously to our 8th Grade Exploration Service Learning Donation Page.  WOW!  What a response we have had -- over $1400 has been given for projects like lunches for CHIPS Soup ... Read More>>

GSA @ 447 Art Exhibit

The GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance) & the Leslie-Lohman Museum is proud to invite you to the inaugural youth art exhibit & street fair! Students created original works of sculpture, painting & photography ... Read More>>

8th Grade Service Learning Donation Page

For their final Exploration unit, MS 447 8th graders participate in a service learning unit. As a culmination of the many project-based, socially conscious units that students experience during Exploration, students spend ... Read More>>

7th Grade Exploration Unit 3: Art for Social Change

 Congratulations 7th grade students for completing your Unit 2 Forensics and Justice unit with thoughtful, beautiful, and socially conscious work!  Job well done.  The final 7th grade unit this year is Art for Social Change. ... Read More>>

It’s Time to Buy a Yearbook

Calling all sixth and­­ seventh graders! IT’S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!! Use the attached order form, or order online. We strongly encourage online ordering!! To order online, go to http://www.schoolannual.com/. ... Read More>>