PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE- Week of May 20, 2019


Week of May 20, 2019 

Dear Mott Hall Families,  

A very special thank you to all the families that attended our First Humanities Night on Thursday, May 16, 2019 We celebrated our Scholars’ achievements through exhibits, presentations and a wonderful French Café fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.  It truly was an amazing night! It inspired our community as we enter the last weeks of school.   

Our Mott Hall Orchestra performed for the school on Thursday.  The students gave an excellent, energetic show. We are so proud of our musicians! 

On Saturday, May 18we hosted our Incoming Student Orientation.  Our halls were filled with excited families who are looking forward to joining our community in September.  They learned about our mission, curriculum and practices.  

Progress Reports were sent home with students last week.  It is important for students to excel in academics as we come to the end of the school year.  Be reminded that teachers are available to meet with you every Tuesday from 2:15 PM to 3:20 PM to discuss academic supports, when necessary.  

This week we are looking forward to an evening Orchestra Concert on Thursday, May 23rd at Aaron Davis Hall. The flyer will be sent electronically, posted on the website and sent with students.  

Please remember to visit our website for all up to date information on weekly school events 

School will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of  Memorial Day.  

Have a great week! 

In your gratitude,  

Principal De Los Santos-Peña 

6th Grade Science Class, the Mott Hall School Cafe Chat: science discussion topics beyond our curriculum Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 10:30

Come participate in our discussion at our "cafe"; see the details in the attached file. This optional event is being held for our 6th grade science students and their families. It promises to be an educational and fun morning, bringing us together to celebrate and further advance our science learning. Please reply to indicate your planned attendance, using the sheet handed out in class (a copy is shown in the attached file), and returning it to Mr. Asher

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Mulit-Cultural Music Group and the Mott Hall School Student orchestra

The Multicultural Music Group and the Mott Hall School Student orchestra present on June 7, 2019 7:00 at Lovinger Theatre , Lehman a performance and dialogue on the Puerto Rican Women During WWI. Please join us  for the music and informative dialogue





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