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M.S. 88’s instructional core: rigorous Common Core-aligned curriculum, dynamic enrichment courses, blended learning programs, project-based learning, and Integrated Project Work.


At Middle School 88 our mission is to develop a love of math for your child and prepare them to apply their math skills across content areas.  


Encouraged by MS88 administration and teachers, the Arts at MS88 have developed into the benchmark for Middle Schools in the New York Metropolitan area.


Our Science department strives to have teachers develop effective hands-on inquiry that involves a series of steps that builds students’ investigative skills (i.e. observation, questioning, experimental design, data analysis, explanation, and reflection).


M.S. 88 bases its literacy curriculum on the Teachers College Reading Writing Project model.  Reading units have anchor texts, suggested independent reading titles or book club titles at various levels, and teaching points.

Grants & Partnerships

M.S. 88 is strategically aligned with major universities, along with public and private companies to support teacher development and enrich the learning experiences of our students.


 Our library builds school culture and student choice by providing diverse material, access to technology and special programming to appeal to students’ interests.