School Photos

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    8th graders visited the Sabastio Salgado exhibition at the International Center for Photography.
  • 2014 performance of Hairspray
    See photos of our 2014 musical performance of Hairspray, Jr.
  • Seventh grade Exploration trip to Greenwich Village.
    Students study New York City through trips to different neighborhoods.
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  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 606 Jamaica Bay Trip
    Sixth graders observe the natural habitat at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
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  • MS 447 Benefit Auction: Ten Years of Exploration
    The auction was a huge success this year, raising over $28,000 to support the Expo program and the new library. See more photos at the auction blog.

Welcome to The Math & Science Exploratory School, MS 447

The Math and Science Exploratory School is a sixth through eighth grade middle school that operates on the belief that all children have a natural curiosity about the world around them and how it works.

School News


Exploration Blog Updates

The Exploration Team has added lots of new posts to the Exploration Blog. If you are not able to attend our Expos during the day, you can check out pictures and learn about our interdisciplinary units ... Read More>>

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AIDS Walk Fundraiser

Student government members held a bake sale at today's parent teacher conferences to raise money for our MS447 AIDS Walk team. Thanks to everyone who supported the sale and donated to our team! ... Read More>>

PTA News


Spring Auction & Gala

Save The Date: May 15th from 7-10pm at Littlefield. Volunteers come free!  $45/person or $80/couple. $50 at the door. Buy Tickets ... Read More>>

PTA News

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Your Purchases Can Help Raise Money For Our School

Online Shopping Visit to do your online shopping. Up ... Read More>>

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8th Grade – Senior Dues

It is our pleasure to announce the upcoming senior activities taking place this year for your child as they make the transition from middle school to high school.   Senior Dance will be held on Wednesday, June 17, ... Read More>>

Afterschool Schedule

The 4-5 day attendance requirement has been lifted! BBBS is able to accept participants who can attend a minimum of 2 days. If interested, please return the completed application and preference sheet ASAP.  BBBSNYC SONYC ... Read More>>

Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC

Once again, we are excited to offer an exciting adventure for our 8th graders!  Students will experience the history, culture and life of Washington, D.C. during a 3-day/2-night stay on May 6-8, 2015.  The experiences on this ... Read More>>


7th Grade Trip to Boston

We are looking forward to an exciting adventure for our 7th graders!  Students will experience the history, culture and life of Boston, MA during a 3-day/2-night stay on May 27-29, 2015. The experiences on this trip will ... Read More>>

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Free Soccer Update

COED FREE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER LEAGUE MS 447 students have a unique opportunity to play soccer at the beautiful new fields at Brooklyn Bridge Park. For free. Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 (middle ... Read More>>