At The New York City Museum School (NYCMS), students come into contact with the passion of scholarship and the richness of primary resources in the sciences, history, literature and the arts. Museum collections offer evidence, illustrate ideas, stimulate curiosity, provoke questions, and suggest new ways of presenting knowledge. Classroom instruction is reinforced with museum-based projects that are developmentally appropriate and are geared to state and local curricular mandates. In these studies, students explore, apply and create knowledge in the context of individual and group learning. NYCMS is committed to providing a gifted education to a heterogeneous group of students who represent a diverse community and a range of academic experiences. The extraordinary faculty includes licensed teachers and museum professionals who collaborate to design these projects to support the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the adolescent.