School Photos

  • 2014 performance of Hairspray
    See photos of our 2014 musical performance of Hairspray, Jr.
  • 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.
  • 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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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

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Setting up a High School Appointment

Dear 8th Grade Families, I know that many of you are very anxious about setting up a time to meet with me to discuss your child’s high school ... Read More>>

Michael Ring

Run for the Rings

On October 11, Prospect Park Track Club and NYCRuns are hosting a fundraiser for former MS 447 parent Michael Ring. The race consists of a half ... Read More>>

PTA News

Co-Chairs Emily Phillips and Sally Minker at the Auction

Photos from the Auction

Not only did we raise over $28,000 for the Expo program and new library, everyone had a great time, despite the rain! More information on the auction ... Read More>>

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Tenth Anniversary Video

MS 447 parent Marco Castro, a photographer and videographer, made this video for the auction, celebrating the school's 10th anniversary. How does MS ... Read More>>

More News

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Open House Sign-Up

On Saturday, November 8th, we will host an open house for prospective students and parents. There will be two sessions, one at 10 am and one at 11:45 am. At each session, families will have the opportunity to hear from our ... Read More>>



Hello All, Please know the dates for Camp Bernie are Wednesday, October 22nd - Friday, October 24th. There was an error on the dates made on an earlier post. Apologies!!! Continue to send in permission and other forms ... Read More>>


Mighty Milers

We are so happy to inform you of the start of MS 447's Mighty Milers Program. Mighty Milers is a New York Road Runners (NYRR) program that will provide fun, healthy exercise for students who wish to participate. With Mighty ... Read More>>

Camp Bernie Update

Hello All, Already an AWESOME job with candy sales. Please know if you wish to continue with sales we will gladly give your child a new box once the $60 from the previous box is returned. If your child has not taken a ... Read More>>

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Tour Dates

Update:  More tour dates will be added soon!! Dear 5th grade families, Please use the link below to register for a tour at MS 447. These tours occur during the day while classes are in session. We ask for either 1 ... Read More>>


Curriculum Night 2014

Please join us at this year's Curriculum Night, on Thursday, September 18, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teachers, see the classrooms, and hear about what to expect this year. The ... Read More>>



MS 447 is excited to participate in NYC's Mighty Milers Program. Many of our students have already been introduced to this running program in their elementary schools. This school year, MS 447 joined and will offer students ... Read More>>


Camp Bernie Update

Please know letters and forms were NOT given out to students today. They will be distributed on Monday. Candy sale boxes will be distributed on Tuesday to all those who are interested. We encourage your participation as this ... Read More>>