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!

We want to hear from you! Complete the NYC School Survey by March 31st!


It's time to fill out the NYC School Survey! Every year, the results from this survey help our school have a better understanding of your experience with all things Mott Hall. The information collected in this survey helps us to celebrate our successes and to plan for future improvements.

The survey can be accessed in two ways:

  1. NYC Schools Account: Sign into your NYC Schools account and you will see the survey on the Dashboard.
  2. Survey Link with OSIS Number: Type "f" + your student's nine-digit OSIS number (f123456789).

The survey closes March 31st!


  • Read-a-Thon Kick-off: Monday, March 20th!

    Join the PTA as we raise money by reading! See below for more details.

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  • End of Marking Period #3 - Wednesday, March 29th!

    Make sure you’re checking in with your student’s progress often on Google Classroom. Let’s finish Marking Period #3 off strong!

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  • 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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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.

MHS March Calendar



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