I.S. 143M is dedicated to fostering academic excellence as well as to promoting dignity and respect for all individuals in our school community. We strive to provide our students with the curricular and social skills that will promote opportunities for individual growth and the development of high personal standards. We believe that a love of learning flourishes in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor and independent thinking. We try to instill in our students integrity, decency, compassion and self esteem. We seek to achieve our mission in partnership with parents and all members of the school community who share responsibility in the education of our students so they can achieve the highest personal growth and be contributing members of our democratic society.