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


The first two days of school: Alternate schedule and Permission Slips

The first day of school for the 2014-15 school year is Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Students and staff will participate in an alternate schedule on ... Read More>>

School News

Supply Lists

Are you ready for the First Day of School?  School starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp on Thursday, September 4.  Check your supply lists here: 6th Grade ... 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


Required Summer Reading Assignments

Summertime, and the livin' is easy...  but it would be a shame to let our minds turn to mush.  Please be sure to complete the required summer reading assignment and be prepared to hand it in on the first day of school. ... Read More>>


6th Grade Families!!!

Hello Families, WE NEED YOU! Please know that next Friday, June 20th is our Annual 6th Grade Field Day Event. Students are to come to school at the regular start time wearing comfortable clothing and bringing a bagged ... Read More>>


Incoming Families Register for Email List

New families: click on the button below to sign up to receive MS 447 notifications & newsletters. Join the MS 447 Email List ... Read More>>


LEADER OF THE PACK-Charles Strafford

On our overnight trip to Boston, MS 447 was honored to bring over 100 people to Fenway park. As a tribute 7th grader Charles Strafford was brought out onto the field as the leader of the pack! Congratulations Charles! ... Read More>>

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Grade 7 Field Day

  The students just returned from a fun and exciting trip to Boston! On June 20 we are come together for the final grade wide excursion – Field Day. This will be a fun filled day of team building activities in Fort ... Read More>>

FREE SHSAT Practice test will be offered July 12th at the Park Slope Public Library!

As the only criterion for admission to eight of the nine New York Specialized High Schools, how your child performs on the SHSAT will determine if he or she receives one of the best high school educations in the country – for ... Read More>>


Grade Six Guest Speaker: Jesse Saperstein

Dear 6th Grade Families, We are excited to announce that Jesse Saperstein will present as a guest speaker to our 6th grade class on June 9th. June 9th is a DOE clerical half day and Jesse will visit our school that ... Read More>>

High School SummerWorkshops

High School Admissions Family Workshops

Workshop 1 Intro to High School Admissions• Understand more about finding NYC high schools that fit your needs• Become familiar and comfortable with the High School Directory• Get important tips on filling out the high ... Read More>>