I.S. 141 The Steinway
Happy parents and ethnically diverse student body
No after-school sports teams
Located in northern Astoria, IS 141 is a large zoned middle school with happy parents and a diverse student body. Students hail from Eastern Europe, South Asia, and Latin America, and dozens of languages are spoken in the building. The school is divided into three academies, each with its own assistant principal, dean, and guidance counselor to support the students.
IS 141 is led by Miranda Pavlou, who became principal in 2007 after working as an assistant principal at the school.
The school has high expectations for its students, and students say that they have to work hard to do well in their classes, according to the NYC School Survey. Regents-level classes in algebra and living environment are offered to 8th-graders. Elective classes include computer programming , computer art, filmmaking, dance, band, chess and yearbook. Spanish is the only foreign language taught.
Partnerships with the NASA Explorer Program and the Environmental Protection Agency enrich science classes through field trips to the Goddard Space center or the EPA’s ocean survey vessel, EPA BOLD.
There are no after-school sports, but students may participate in a Beacon program that offers a range of activities including athletics.
English language learners: PS 141 has one self-contained class for English language learners per grade.
Special education: There are self-contained classrooms with only special education students and ICT, where special education and general education students learn side by side with two teachers.
Admissions: Open to District 30 students with priority to those who attend and sign in at an admissions event. (Pauline Zaldonis, web reports, November 2013; updated October 2016)
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Queens NY 11105