The Mott Hall School

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, I.A. Principal

Natasha Bracey-Ferguson, I.A.  Assistant Principal

Vision

                

The students who graduate from Mott Hall  will be independent and inquisitive young people on the path to being life long learners and doers.

 

Mission

The Mott Hall School is dedicated to the academic and personal development of its students who will become tomorrow's leaders. Our mission is to develop future leaders in Mathematics, Science and Technology by providing a world-class education that prepares students for college and higher learning. The academically rigorous education that is provided includes many enriched and extended intellectual learning experiences inside and outside the school building. Students are asked to question, anticipate and solve problems, assume personal responsibility, and emerge as enthusiastic lifelong learners and independent thinkers motivated by the pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility.

 

Outcomes of Excellence

  

The Mott Hall School was one of 427 schools across the nation to receive the United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in 2003 and 2004.

   Despite the challenges of the new Common Core State Exams, Mott hall  students’ scores continue to be some of the highest in New York City.

In 2015, one third of our graduating class were accepted  to Specialized and private high schools. 

Curriculum

The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.

 

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach   using   powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital filmmaking and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its    alignment to the Common Core National   Standards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.

Technology

Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 

Notable Programs and Awards

  • ¨ Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • ¨ New York State Reward School, 2012
  • ¨ National Dance Institute Program
  • ¨ New York City Middle School Chess Champions, National Competition, First Place, 2012
  • ¨ National Science Project Awards
  • ¨ Street Projects with Members of Merrill Lynch Company
  • ¨ Partnership with Morgan Stanley
  • ¨ NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • ¨ Math Counts Contest
  • ¨ Urban Advantage