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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Health Information from the Department of Education

We know that many of you, and your children, are concerned about last week's diagnosis of a case of Ebola in New York City. We hope this letter from ... Read More>>

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Exploration Blog

The Exploration team is excited to announce our new photo blog! Please visit the blog to view photos from our Exploration field trips. Here's a sneak ... Read More>>

Admissions Info

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November Tour Dates

Dear 5th grade families, Please use the link below to register for a tour of MS 447. These tours occur during the day while classes are in session. ... Read More>>

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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 ... Read More>>

More News

SHSAT & LaGuardia Tickets

Dear 8th Grade Families, Please be advised that the Specialized High School tickets were distributed at school today.  MS 447 students were assigned to take the test this Sunday, October 26th. Students who indicated that ... Read More>>

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Camp Bernie Packing List

Camp Bernie is almost here. The forecast calls for some wet and chilly weather, so pack warm layers and rain gear.  Here's a reminder of the packing list:  YMCA CAMP BERNIE Clothing/Equipment Checklist * Please limit each ... Read More>>

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BBBS After School Activity Schedule

Below is a schedule of weekly activities in our BBBS After School Program.  To enroll, or for more information, please email Antonio Capellan at acapellan@bigsnyc.org. MS 447 After School Schedule Fall 2014 ... Read More>>

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Halloween at MS 447!

We are excited about our plans for Halloween this year!  Please follow the link below to learn more. Halloween at 447 Flyer ... Read More>>

High School

Panel on High School Admissions

The CEC is hosting a Panel on the High School Admissions Process next Thursday, October 16th, from 6-8 pm. Learn about the High School Admissions Process from a panel of experts (including our very own expert, Star ... Read More>>

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High School Applications

Attention 8th Grade Families, Please be aware high school applications will be distributed today. ... Read More>>

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Audition & Portfolio Prep

The Arts Department will be holding after school portfolio/audition preparation for all 8th graders who are auditioning for performing arts high schools. All participants must commit to attending all scheduled workshops for ... Read More>>

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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 choices.  In order to make this process as organized as possible, we are using ... Read More>>