School Photos

  • Ten Years of Exploration: The MS 447 Benefit Auction, Friday, May 16th from 7-10pm
    Visit the auction blog to buy your tickets, make a donation, and find out more about the evening.
  • 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

ALERT: School Calendar Change May 15, 2014

Dear Families, As you may know, this year NYC schools, in accordance with state requirements, have implemented a new teacher evaluation system.  A ... Read More>>

PTA News


The MS 447 Benefit Auction Party

Visit for auction news, tickets and information. Contact the auction committee at with any questions.   ... Read More>>

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Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day April 24th

In celebration of National Poetry Month, 8th grade students will be participating in Poem In Your Pocket Day. Write down a poem (original writing or from your favorite poet), fold it up and put it in your pocket. Be sure to ... Read More>>


MS 447 Joins Team Sienna

Sienna Eve was a beautiful young girl who died to soon, at the age of 9, from Osteosarcoma, or cancer of the bones. Sienna was an amazing girl from Park Slope, where she left behind her family and friends that love her dearly ... Read More>>

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AIDS Walk Bracelets On Sale

Purchase a bracelet for $1 to support the MS447 AIDS Walk Team. Bracelets will be on sale in the lunchroom and are available from Ms. Somers in room 338. ... Read More>>


NYC School Survey

Currently our school is at 44% completion but we can do better. Take 5 minuets and complete the NYC School Survey before the deadline of April 11. If you do not have the paper survey, you can call the survey hotline ... Read More>>


Caps For Kids Hat Day – 3/21

Friday, March 21st is student government's hat day, benefitting Caps For Kids. Caps For Kids is an organization that provides kids diagnosed and undergoing treatment for cancer or receiving chemotherapy to treat other life ... Read More>>

8th Grade Divergent Trip

Attention 8th grade families! Our senior spirit activity for the month of March is next week Wednesday (March 26th). We will be going to the 34th Street AMC movie theater to see Divergent. The movie is based off of the hit ... Read More>>

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Round 1 Response & Round 2 Application

Round 1 High School Letters All high school acceptance letters are due back by Friday, March 21st.  Please remember to bubble in next to your child's offer as well as sign the bottom. All families will be contacted if their ... Read More>>

Service Club Toiletries Drive

The service club is holding a toiletries drive from March 17th to April 4th. Please bring in toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo & conditioner. Drop off near the main office or outside Ms. Katz's ... Read More>>