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Our Mission

 Children learn by interacting with their environment; the natural and social world that surrounds them. Our school will build upon this interaction by creating confident learners who pose questions, explore problems and communicate solutions. Our partnership of families, teachers and college faculty will foster a school community where children think broadly, critically, and creatively about their world to build connections among all areas of knowledge.

    To nurture each child's innate curiosity, the Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology expands the traditional boundaries of schools and classrooms so that children explore ideas. Student inquiry into the natural and social world is based on direct experience and the integration of thinking across the curriculum.

    Children will become readers and writers, scientists and mathematicians, scientists and athletes, and artists of all disciplines in a safe and child-centered community.




Our Community

Our school draws students from the seven districts in Queens through the lottery process.  The majority of our students use the Department of Education buses as the means of transportation to get to and from school. 

Our school maintains an active partnership with Queens College.  We are also partnered with Lincoln Center Institute for arts enrichment.  We are affiliated with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.  Our PENCIL organization partner for Principal for a Day is HAKS, Inc., an engineering consulting firm.

Local trips might include experiences at the Green Meadows Farm, Queens Botanical Gardens, NY Hall of Science, Q.C. Kupferberg Theatre, Transit Museum, and Museum of the City of New York.



Extracurricular

S.W.E.E.T. , school wide educational enrichment time, is scheduled weekly for students in grades 3-5 and in our middle school  grades 6-8.  Students are involved in classes of their choice in visual art, theatre, dance, technology, yearbook, Stock Market Game, book making, math and word games, team sports, yoga and exercise, and publishing. 

All students in grade 4 learn to play the recorder.  Students in grades 5-8 can learn to play a band or orchestral instrument.  These students are required to perform in the school’s winter recital and spring music festival. 

The National Student Honor Society (ARISTA) is for students in grades 7 and 8 and is based on the cardinal principles of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and community.  

Student Council representatives are elected each fall in grades 5-8 to organized activities around fundraising and community support.  We collect donations among our school families for City Harvest and Penny Harvest.  The Middle School Student Cabinet is comprised of student representatives from grades 6-8 who organize and lead school activities and projects to build school spirit. 

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