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Principal's Message

Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics is a unique and very special learning environment. Due to the size of our school and the quality of our teachers, MCSM is able to offer an uncommonly rich educational experience to our students. This is not only true in the programs in science and mathematics that we are noted for, but also in our electives and humanities. Our diverse program is designed to prepare students to apply for any program in higher education that interests them. Additionally, we have a very extensive range of community-based service groups that operate in conjunction with our academic program. We are dedicated to instilling in our students a respect for the values of world community, culture, and ethics.

Students at MCSM are expected to continue on to higher education. This is why we have one of the largest and most comprehensive Advanced Placement Programs of any high school in New York City. Our College Office, with its full-time staff, works year round to assist students with their selection of colleges. Over 90 percent of our graduates go on to college, including some of the most prestigious universities in our nation. In addition, MCSM received high grades overall and a Silver Medal Rating in a report on America’s Best High Schools. This places us among the top 3% of high schools in the nation.

Our individual students, our teachers, and our programs have been, and will continue to be recognized for their achievements. We are extremely proud of a program that will continue to produce students who are creative problem solvers, life-long learners, and committed to a sense of self-realization and community.