• NYC Parent Survey-Please return your survey. Your voice is important


    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    We want to hear from you!

    Each year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey to share feedback about their schools. The NYC School Survey provides schools with feedback to help foster supportive and rigorous classrooms.

    You will receive your NYC School Survey in a green envelope brought home by your child. Please take a few minutes this weekend to fill out your survey. As an incentive the surveys are being distributed in homeroom. Additionally, the homerooms with their surveys returned will receive a Dress Down Day.

    Evelyn Camacho-Moran, the Parent Coordinator is your liaison for the NYC School Survey. If you should require any assistance with the survey materials; as well as with completing your confidential NYC School Survey there will be a designated computer in room 109.

    Last year, parent survey results, coupled with our school’s achievement gave our school positive ratings. We continue to be the highest achieving school in the district!  With your continued support, we are expecting even greater results this year

    In addition, it has come to our attention that many parents did not know that the school offered many different programs for our Scholars, both during the school day and after school.  All programs sponsored by the school are free of charge.  For your information and reference, we have the following special programs for our Scholars.

    INTERVENTION PROGRAMS: These programs are designed to help children who are struggling or need special attention in school.  Scholars are selected according to need.  Some of the programs are offered for specific times of the year:

    ·  Writing classes

    ·  Team teaching model (6-8)

    ·  After school tutoring and homework help

    ·  Academic Intervention Services (for Scholars who may score a level 1 or 2 on the state tests)

    ·  Saturday Test Prep Academy

    ·  Reading and Math Intervention Program (iReady)

    ·  Small group ESL

    ·  Counseling Resources

    ·  Peer Tutoring under the support of teacher

    ·  Regents Class for 8th grade students in Science and Math

    ·  SHSAT (Specialized HS Test Prep) for 7th Graders

    SPECIAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS: (In order to provide a well-rounded educational experience for our Scholars, we have provided a variety of programs/enrichment classes throughout the grades targeting specific age-appropriate skills. Every Scholar on each grade receives the program described for the grade.

    ·  6th Grade     Music, National Dance Institute (dance),  and Art

    ·  7th Grade:  Music, Art, Research and High School Prep Class and College Access

    ·  8th  Grade:    Service Learning, Art, Research and Theatre

    We partner with SASF and offer our Scholars the following:

    ·  Music Production

    ·  Leadership

    ·  Creative Arts

    ·  Sports

    ·  Technology – Coding

    ·  STEM Program – 3D Printing

    ·  Character Building

    ·  Homework Help and Academic Tutoring

    Thank you in advance for your support and continued cooperation in making ‘Today’s Scholars, Tomorrow’s Leader!


    Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal


    The Mott Hall School

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    Parent Outreach Tuesday parents are asked to my an appointment with their teachers from 2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

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    Parent Outreach Tuesday

    Parent Outreach Tuesday parents are asked to my an appointment with their teachers from 2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

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    Parent Outreach Tuesday

    Parent Outreach Tuesday parents are asked to my an appointment with their teachers from 2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m.

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  • MHS

    Saturday Academy

    Saturday Academy is from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Parents are being asked to return the application to their homeroom teachers

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Important Information for Parents:

School Surveys - Students received The Learning Environment Surveys to be completed by parents/guardians.  This is an important opportunity to offer feedback on school practices, rigorous curriculum offered, resources, support and communication.  The deadline to return the surveys is March 9th.  Homerooms that return the most amount of surveys, will receive a Dress Down Day.  In addition, the homeroom that returns the highest number of surveys will receive a pizza party reward.  We need your survey responses! Thank you for taking the time.

Science Night - Our Science Night will be taking place on March 20, 2018.  It is a fun-filled night where families participate in science experiments, learn science facts and learn about student dynamic projects.  The event highlights the science learning in our school.  Science Night will take place from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Families are invited!

Mott Hall Picture Day – Students are offered the opportunity to take individual photos on March 13, 2018. Information regarding packages and payment was sent home last week. If you have any questions, please speak to Ms. Espinoza.

School Concert Event   -   “Multicultural Encounters” – Our musical performance will take place on March 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Aaron Davis.  Everyone is invited! We will be presenting a conversation and concert presentation about the causes, contributions, and current conditions of the Latin America Diaspora. Everyone is invited! Admission is complimentary for all your family and friends.

PTA Meetings  -  take place every third Wednesday of the month, at 6:00 PM.  The next PTA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st.  The topics will include: Planning Spring Family Event.

School  Visit our school website once a week in order to have access to current information, events and our Tweets. On a weekly basis, the website includes a Principal’s Message that summarizes the past week and focuses on current events and information.

Phone Messenger – is used as a form of communication.  Our announcements are sent to your cell phones and emails.  In order to be more effective, we ask that you update information if it has changed since the completion of the Emergency Blue Cards in September.

Emergency Blue Cards – it is of great importance to update information if it changes throughout the year, so that we can communicate efficiently should an emergency occur.

Pupil path – is our online grading system.  Teachers post assignments and grades.  It is updated frequently.  It allows parents and students to monitor progress and request support from teachers, communicate questions or concerns.  Ms. Moran will support in getting you access if you don’t currently have a code.  Pupil path can be accessed as a link from our school website.

Información importante para los padres:

 Encuestas Escolares - Los estudiantes recibieron las Encuestas Escolares para ser completadas por los padres / tutores. Esta es una oportunidad importante para ofrecer comentarios sobre las prácticas escolares, el currículo ofrecido, los recursos, el apoyo y la comunicación. La fecha límite para devolver las encuestas es el 9 de marzo. Los salones que devuelven la mayor cantidad de encuestas recibirán un día de vestimenta informal y de fiesta con pizza. ¡Necesitamos las respuestas de su encuesta! Gracias por tomarse el tiempo.

Noche de Ciencias - Nuestra Noche de Ciencias se llevará a cabo el 13 de marzo de 2018. Es una noche llena de diversión donde las familias participan en experimentos de ciencias, aprenden ciencia y aprenden sobre proyectos dinámicos con los estudiantes. El evento resalta el aprendizaje de la ciencia en nuestra escuela. La Noche de Ciencia tendrá lugar de 5:30 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. ¡Las familias están invitadas!

Día de Fotos en  Mott Hall: Todos los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de tomar fotos individuales el 13 de marzo de 2018. La información sobre los paquetes y el pago se envió a casa la semana pasada. Si tiene alguna pregunta, hable con la Sra. Espinoza.

Evento de Concierto Escolar - "Encuentros Multiculturales" - Nuestra presentación musical tendrá lugar el 27 de marzo de 2018 a las 7:00 PM en Aaron Davis. ¡Todos están invitados! Vamos participar de un concierto y una conversación sobre las causas, contribuciones y condiciones actuales de la diáspora latinoamericana. ¡Todos están invitados! La entrada es gratuita para todos sus familiares y amigos.

Reuniones de la PTA: se llevan a cabo cada tercer miércoles de cada mes a las 6:00 p.m. La próxima reunión de la PTA está programada para el miércoles 21 de marzo. Los temas incluirán: Planificación del evento familiar de primavera. Sitio web de la escuela: Visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela una vez a la semana para tener acceso a información actual, eventos y nuestros Tweets. Cada semana, el sitio web incluye un Mensaje de la Directora que resume la semana anterior y se enfoca en eventos e información actuales.

Mensajes Telefónicos: se usan como una forma de comunicación. Nuestros anuncios se envían a sus teléfonos celulares y correos electrónicos. Para ser más efectivo, le pedimos que actualice la información si ha cambiado desde la finalización de las tarjetas azules de emergencia en septiembre.

Tarjetas azules de emergencia: es de gran importancia actualizar la información si cambia durante el año, de modo que podamos comunicarnos de manera eficiente en caso de que ocurra una emergencia.

Pupil Path - es nuestro sistema de calificación en línea. Los maestros publican tareas y calificaciones. Se actualiza con frecuencia. Permite a los padres y estudiantes monitorear el progreso y solicitar el apoyo de los maestros, comunicar preguntas y/o preocupaciones. La Sra. Moran puede ayudarle si necesita acceso o si necesita un código. Puede encontrar el enlace en nuestra página de internet.




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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