School Photos

  • 2014 performance of Hairspray
    See photos of our 2014 musical performance of Hairspray, Jr.
  • MS 447 Benefit Auction: Ten Years of Exploration
    The auction was a huge success this year, raising over $28,000 to support the Expo program and the new library. See more photos at the auction blog.
  • Seventh grade Exploration trip to Greenwich Village.
    Students study New York City through trips to different neighborhoods.
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  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 606 Jamaica Bay Trip
    Sixth graders observe the natural habitat at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
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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.

School News


Mighty Milers

We are so happy to inform you of the start of MS 447's Mighty Milers Program. Mighty Milers is a New York Road Runners (NYRR) program that will ... Read More>>

Camp Bernie Update

Hello All, Already an AWESOME job with candy sales. Please know if you wish to continue with sales we will gladly give your child a new box once ... Read More>>

PTA News

Co-Chairs Emily Phillips and Sally Minker at the Auction

Photos from the Auction

Not only did we raise over $28,000 for the Expo program and new library, everyone had a great time, despite the rain! More information on the auction ... Read More>>

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Tenth Anniversary Video

MS 447 parent Marco Castro, a photographer and videographer, made this video for the auction, celebrating the school's 10th anniversary. How does MS ... Read More>>

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Tour Dates

Update:  More tour dates will be added soon!! Dear 5th grade families, Please use the link below to register for a tour at MS 447. These tours occur during the day while classes are in session. We ask for either 1 ... Read More>>


Curriculum Night 2014

Please join us at this year's Curriculum Night, on Thursday, September 18, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teachers, see the classrooms, and hear about what to expect this year. The ... Read More>>



MS 447 is excited to participate in NYC's Mighty Milers Program. Many of our students have already been introduced to this running program in their elementary schools. This school year, MS 447 joined and will offer students ... Read More>>


Camp Bernie Update

Please know letters and forms were NOT given out to students today. They will be distributed on Monday. Candy sale boxes will be distributed on Tuesday to all those who are interested. We encourage your participation as ... Read More>>

Welcoming Students Back to School!

This year teachers and staff were especially excited for the opening of school. For the first time, we planned an extensive transitioning ‘back to school’ program for the opening two days. This allowed for a natural and ... Read More>>

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Camp Bernie – 6th Grade Overnight Trip!

6th Grade Families! Once again, we are thrilled to offer 6th graders an opportunity to experience our annual Camp Bernie over-night trip. Camp Bernie is a YMCA camp in Ridgewood, New Jersey, that offers ‘project ... Read More>>

High School

Invite: Stuyvesant Diversity Open House — Sept 22 @6pm

Stuyvesant High School Black Alumni Diversity Initiative &  Diversity Committee of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association …invite MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES to… Hear about Stuyvesant High School from ... Read More>>