Dear Parents/Guardians,

    I would like to inform you of the days school is closed. This year the Department of Education is celebrating the Lunar New Year; as well as the Mid-winter Recess between Friday,February 16, 2018 and Friday,February 23, 2018. Students will report to school on Monday, February 26, 2018.

    To our families celebrating the Lunar Year, we would like to wish a Happy, Healthy New Year!

    Please make arrangements accordingly for your children. Thank you for continued cooperation and support.

    Sincerely yours,

    Judith De Los Santos-Pena

    P.S. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:MARCH 6, 2018 Parent Teacher Conference

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    Aaron Davis Film Series

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Principal’s Message Week of February 5, 2018

Dear Mott Hall Families,

As we get ready to begin our 3rd marking period on February 15th, I ask that you encourage your children to continue to be diligent in their course work. Students should try to take full advantage of all the tools provided for their academic success. We provide support during lunch, after school tutoring for some subjects, Saturday ELA and Math Clinics, Regents Prep in Science and Math, and homework help through SASF.

We are proud of the students who participated in the Math Counts Competition on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The 10 students represented the school well. Congratulations!

On Monday, February 5, 2018, we began our 2nd Cycle of Chess in the Schools. Chess classes occur once a week during the school day. In addition, we offer chess instruction and practice as an afterschool club that meets every Monday. If you are interested in having your child participate, they may get an application from the main office.

The 8th Graduation Pictures will take place on Thursday, February 8th. All students should come in their uniform and ready for a picture. Pictures are included in the 8th Grade Graduation fee; therefore, there is no need to send money at this time. Our 6th and 7th graders must also be in full uniform since we will also be taking Class Photos.

Mark your calendars for Parent Conferences scheduled for March 6, 2018.

Have a great week!

In collaboration,

Principal De Los Santos-Pena


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


Young Scholars

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 film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. 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.


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. 



  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal