Madiba Prep Middle School, MS 681
Brooklyn NY 11221
Middle school gifted program opened in 2017
Madiba Prep Middle School offers its students--called scholars here--a theme of science, math, technology, engineering and environmental studies. All scholars get double periods in core academic subjects including math, science and English, in addition to daily advisory sessions where they are encouraged to "talk about what matters most to them," according to school literature.
Students have weekly sessions exploring college and career opportunities and make visits to college campuses.
Opened in 2012, Madiba Prep shares the building with PS 26 . Enrollment is low and in 2017, after years of community complaints about the lack of gifted programs in District 16, the Department of Education decided to offer a class for accelerated students, DNAinfo reported
ADMISSIONS: By lottery for District 16 students. Admission to the gifted class is based on test scores, attendance and grades, according to the middle school directory. (Pamela Wheaton, web reports, July 2017)