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


Halloween Gallery

Check out the costumes our students and staff came up with. Thanks to Alicia Estefania for the fabulous photos! ... Read More>>

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8th Grade Forensics Expo This Week

The Exploration team is looking forward to the eighth grade Forensics Expo this Thursday and Friday! Parents of students in 801, 802 and 803, please ... Read More>>

Admissions Info

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Sign Up For December Tours

5th grade families can register for a tour of MS 447. These tours occur during the day while classes are in session. We ask for either 1 parent with ... Read More>>

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November Tour Dates

Dear 5th grade families, Please use the link below to register for a tour of MS 447. These tours occur during the day while classes are in session. ... Read More>>

More News

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Deadline extended for High School Applications

Hello 8th Grade Families, Originally, I was asking high school applications be returned to me by this Friday.  However, many of you have requested more time in filling out your child's application.  I have extended the ... Read More>>


Too Bad, So Sad…Camp Bernie Finale

In the words of Splat the Cat, "too bad, so sad"! Our experience at Camp Bernie exceeded all expectations. Although the 'trip' is over, the lessons are not to be forgotten! The change in the kids from the first to the last ... Read More>>

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Health Information from the Department of Education

We know that many of you, and your children, are concerned about last week's diagnosis of a case of Ebola in New York City. We hope this letter from the Department of Education will ease your concerns. School Community ... Read More>>

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Exploration Blog

The Exploration team is excited to announce our new photo blog! Please visit the blog to view photos from our Exploration field trips. Here's a sneak peek from the sixth grade trips to the Greenmarket, the seventh grade trips ... Read More>>

SHSAT & LaGuardia Tickets

Dear 8th Grade Families, Please be advised that the Specialized High School tickets were distributed at school today.  MS 447 students were assigned to take the test this Sunday, October 26th. Students who indicated that ... Read More>>

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BBBS After School Activity Schedule

Below is a schedule of weekly activities in our BBBS After School Program.  To enroll, or for more information, please email Antonio Capellan at MS 447 After School Schedule Fall 2014 ... Read More>>

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High School Applications

Attention 8th Grade Families, Please be aware high school applications will be distributed today. ... Read More>>

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Audition & Portfolio Prep

The Arts Department will be holding after school portfolio/audition preparation for all 8th graders who are auditioning for performing arts high schools. All participants must commit to attending all scheduled workshops for ... Read More>>