Welcome to The Mott Hall School!

We are a District Six screened middle school dedicated to preparing our Scholars to become future leaders in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. At Mott Hall, we embrace and encourage thinking critically about the world through an accelerated curriculum offered in all content areas. We're proud to be located in our [new] home on 164th Street in Washington Heights!

Updates

  • Reminder: documentation needed for ALL absences!

    When your student is absent, please provide a note so we are able to correctly document their attendance. Please provide the note to the Main Office (via your student's first period teacher) or email it to Ms. Santa (sberihuete@schools.nyc.gov) and Mr. Crouthamel (jcrouthamel2@schools.nyc.gov).

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  • Report Cards - Friday, February 3rd

    Students will receive their Marking Period #2 report cards on Friday, February 3rd. Please review the information provided and make a plan with your student to make sure Marking Period #3 is the best one yet! You can also see the report cards (and other helpful information - including attendance) on your NYC Schools Account

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Families: Make sure your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is current!

  

Don't forget to make sure you've created an account and that the information is correct in your NYC Schools Account!

Your NYC Schools Account allows you to:

  • Track your student's progress throughout Pre-K to 12th Grade (test scores, grades, progress towards graduation, etc)
  • Access forms for your student
  • Reset your child's DOE account password
  • Report bullying
  • Take courses in the Parent University on a variety of topics including the DOE and career development

Questions? Email Mr. Crouthamel at jcrouthamel2@schools.nyc.gov for support.

January Calendar

  

Curriculum

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.

Technology @ MHS

Mott Hall has a technology-rich environment.  As one of the first schools in NYC to have laptops, we have continued to grow in our use of technology both in and out of the classroom. Each student has their own device for use at school, and students can request a device to use at home throughout the school year. Our teachers use Google Classroom to post work and grades. We encourage parents to facilitate a weekly check-in on assignments to support our scholars in their academic progress.

 

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 2012-2016
  • 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

jdeloss@schools.nyc.gov