Hunters Point Community Middle School

1-50 51ST AVENUE
QUEENS NY 11101 Map
Phone: (718) 609-3300
Website: Click here
Admissions: District 30, limited unscreened
Wheelchair accessible
unzoned
newschool
Principal: SARAH GOODMAN
Neighborhood: Long Island City
District: 30
Grade range: 06
Parent coordinator: JOHN RODRIGUEZ

What's special:

Hands-on learning with an environmental focus in a newly constructed building

The downside:

Too soon to tell how program will develop

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Our review

Established in 2013, Hunters Point Community Middle School is a school with an ecological focus and a hands-on approach. Principal Sarah Goodman says that the school makes use of the nearby waterfront and the surrounding community to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students. Students make regular visits to the waterfront and participate in activities such as water testing. Goodman, who studied urban river education programs as an environmental studies student at Brown University, incorporates the East River into the school’s curriculum. Students work in small advisory groups to explore different environmental, social, or arts-based themes.

The school is housed in a newly constructed building located at 1-50 51st Avenue that is part of the city's Hunters Point South Development. Hunters Point Community Middle School share the new building with the Academy for Careers in Television and Film and the Riverview School, a 6-12 District 75 program. Situated near the East River, the new building features science labs, an auditorium, and music and art classrooms.

Admissions: The first middle school in Hunters Point, Hunters Point Community Middle School is open to students from all over District 30. Priority is given to students who demonstrated interest by attending an open house, school tour, or information session. (Pauline Zaldonis, April 2013, based on internet research, photo from DNAinfo.com)

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