PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE- Week of April 8, 2019


Week of April 8, 2019

Dear Mott Hall Families,

Congratulations to all our students for their commitment to do well on the ELA State Test. Our scholars spent this year engaged in learning that prepared them to perform well on the test. They worked long hours on the day of the test and gave it their best effort. So proud of their stamina! They all excelled! We are now in the final weeks before the State Math Test.

We want to acknowledge all our scholars who participated in the Saturday ELA and Math Clinics. Their journey began in January and culminated with a celebration on April 6, 2019. They developed skills and gained content knowledge that contributed to their confidence level. We honor them for their great accomplishment.

We want to share that our Chess team is doing very well. They won 1st place and 2nd place in 2 tournaments. We are looking forward to future tournaments with much excitement.

Mott Hall is the recipient of a “2019 Respect for All School” award. We were highlighted for restorative practices, conflict resolution training and educating our students on problem solving in order to establish and maintain a respectful community environment.

Congratulations to our 8th grade students who have received their acceptance letters and offers from high schools. Excitement is in the air as acceptances came from wonderful New York City public schools, private schools, catholic schools and boarding schools.

Congratulations to all our 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll recipients. Their names adorn our board where we proudly honor them every day. Enthusiastically looking forward to more scholar names joining our wall for the last marking period.

We will be offering a parent workshop on mental health that will cover ADHD and managing anxiety. We will provide parental resources. The Parent Workshop will take place on April 17, 2019. Please join us!

Please remember to look at our website for all up to date information about the daily events of the school.

Wishing everyone a great week!

In your gratitude,

Principal De Los Santos-Peña


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

Meet the Mott Hall Community

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal