This school is very upbeat and the teachers are excellent at their job. This school also has a special ed. for disabled children, teaching them important job skills.
I'm going to 6th grade in the scientific research program !!!!!!!!so excited :) i know imma love the school
I am a sixth grader here in the Scientific Research Acadamy at McAuliffe and have no words to describe it here. The principle is the best man I ever knew. He makes the enviroment of learning spectacular, and I couldn't imagine McAuliffe without him. The teachers are wonderful and understand each child an individual, and treat them as equals. The students are beyond amazing, they are helpful, kind, and encouraging. It is the best place to make a friend. Overall, there are only 4 words to describe McAuliffe: Best of the BEST!
This school is a fun learning place.I have my children going to this school and they have the teachers I used to have.I give this school 5 stars!
I am a seventh grader in the Arts and Humanities Academy in IS 187. When I first started middle school, it was fantastic. The teachers and staff members really do care a lot about the students and they try their best to encourage them to do their best. All the rumors about this school giving tons of homework is all false. The teachers give a fair amount of homework to do each night and there are not that many tests unlike what many other people think. The school is also one of the cleanest school that I've ever been too. Once a week, the school has to clean out the garbage but, that isn't too much of a problem. After all, no one wants a school that stinks!! The trips are also fun and enjoyable and they are also very educational. Every year, each academy goes on an overnight trip to either Boston, Washington DC, or Philadelphia. On these trips, students learn a lot about American History. There is also a large variety of extra curricular activities to do such as learning Korean of playing ping pong. Students are also respectful too each other and their are hardly any fights at all. Overall, IS 187 is a great school with the best principals, students, teachers and staff!!
I graduated from this school in 2006, from the Academy for Scientific Research. Out of all my educational experience, I have to say that I.S 187 was the best. We were able to go on educational field trips, the teachers were extremely nice and helpful. I felt very secure and welcomed at this school. Recognition was a big thing, with the announcements of Student of the Month from each class. Some of the things I learned in junior high were repeated in high school, so I felt extremely prepared.
School is awesome. I read some of the reviews from parents. Some teachers I don't like but kids shouldn't come home crying. Theschool might be very hard and it might be a bit strict but thats good, it's preparing you for life. Parents cant baby their kids forever. Also all schools have garbage bag that leak. Consider yourself lucky if you live near this school. It's far more cleaner than ANY school.
I am a 6th grade student at the Arts and Humanities academy, and I absolutely LOVE this school.The teachers are so nice,and they make learning fun. The programs are challenging, but if you got into the school, it's nothing you can't handle. The principal is so approachable unlike my other school. You can tell him anything. The yearly academy trip so fun. The kids there are so nice. It's like one huge family. My favorite part of the school is the Drama Club. I am a part of it, and the yearly play is coming along really well. We have so much fun,a dn we learn so much!
This school is EXCEPTIONAL. I'm a 6th Grader in the Academy of Scientific Research, and I LOVE this school. The teachers are exceptional and the 7th and 8th Graders are really nice. In the first few weeks of school, I learned TONS. I don't get why people are complaining about the sanitation in this school. Cleanest school I've ever been too. The academic programs can be challenging, but like one of my teachers said, "We do challenge you, but it's nothing you can't handle. You're all very Gifted." And about the lack of trips, there is a three day, two night, overnight trip for each academy. Destinations to Boston, Philly, and D.C. The 7th and 8th Graders tell me that they're SUPER. I have yet to go on mine in December. Can't wait. The teachers care about you very much, you feel comfortable around them after your first lesson. You can tell them anything. The dean is the BEST. He's really nice, funny, and attends to your problem as soon as he can. Unlike some of my friend's school, the older kids are awesome. They help you out with any problems, and are funny and kind. There may be the occasional "6th Graders!" in the halls, but you laugh. XD I LOVE this school. It really is #1!
Nothing against Mark Twain; my son scored in the 99th percentile on their Science Admissions exam and was easily accepted, but I.S. 187 is the clear favorite if academics are your primary concern for your child. Principal Berman is a great leader, educator and understands the importance of civic duty and general welfare. Your child will not be indoctrinated with politically correct feel good nonsense as a substitute for the lessons of hard work and personal responsibility.
I'm a alumni of 187. I'm currently attending Brooklyn Technical High School and am entering sophmore year this coming September. This school is great and has prepared me for the hard work and stress of High School. It has been consistently rated as the best gifted and talented school in the state. It was hard at first, and the teachers can get a bit grouchy, but this is all in prepartion for the SHSAT and high school. Honestly, I had many great experiences here and made many friends, 99% of which are attending a specialized high school. As for the sanitary conditions, I found it to be very clean and I actually used to live 2 houses away in which the school never violated my integrity.
Both my son and my daughter have attended this school. This is the last year that my children will be at this school. The education that they have received, and the preparation that has been provided to them for high school has been exceptional. As a result, both my kids were accepted into the high scools of their choice. They have continually done very well on their state tests, and IS 187 is consistently one of the top schools in the city. The teachers care about the kids and always try and help them if they encounter problems in their work. It has been a great experience for us to be part of the IS 187 community and I would like to thank the principal and the teachers for laying the groundwork for my children to go to the next stage in their school career with confidence.
I am an 8th grader in Arts & Humanities here, and I can say that this school is great. I can also counter all the negative reviews. 1.Unclean Condition- Doesn't everyone put out their garbage when it's time? This school does not control the Department of Sanitation. Don't expect us to be able to. 2.Crying kid on the 1st day- Because of what? Please. This is life, people get used to it eventually. It's probably not even that bad. 3. Too much stress- Although some teachers yell, a majority of them do not. The rules are not strict at all. There isn't a lot of homework. 4-5 quizzes in a day is an exaggeration. You should expect them, you were taught the material already. Don't boohoo about it now. This school is one of the top in the state for gifted and talented students, not for kids who cry about hw in 4 subjects and a quiz. It is expected. High school is much harder. Honestly, if you/your child cannot handle this school, transfer out.
The school is great! I'm a 6th grader in the science academy. All the reviews about the teachers being strict are lies. They are really nice! But it's true that there were bedbugs in the school, but it was only 1. No one yells at you on the first day of school. There are many tests though, and there is a lot of homework. But the fact that there are 4-5 tests a day is exaggerated. There's about 2 tests a week. My facility advisor is awesome. My only complaint is that they teach too much from the textbook.
i send my child to this school over mark twain due to good reviews. the first day my child went there he came home crying. then on the 2 week, i get a letter saying they have bedbugs. the teachers are extremely strict and put alot of pressure on you, and your child will not have a good time. 2010-2011
This school is horrible. On the first day of school, they all yell at you in order to make you scared of them. The rules are extremely strict, and the amount of homework is countless. This school puts enormous stress on me and all of my classmates. Along with the large amount of homework, they give us 4-5 tests and quizzes in a day. This school is very hard and bad for your child. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO HAVE A FUN 3 YEAR IN JHS, DO NOT SEND HIM/HER TO THIS SCHOOL. IT IS A LOT OF STRESS.
I'm about to be in 8th grade in the Arts academy. I LOVE this school! The teachers are helpful, the extra curricular classes are fun, and my facility adviser, Mr. Catasus, is a great teacher who schools us in art, culture, and is just awesome :)
as the parent of an 8th grader at I.S. 187, I feel my child has received the best of everything a school can offer. I cannot even begin to say how I feel from the Principal down to each person working in the school, my son has received the best education, the best setting for a school.
School is great Only cons are a lack of trips and strict rules, this is usually for the good of the students it is very good and it is highly recommended by me
This school has barely any trips. So far it is February 25, and so fare there has been only 2 trips: bowling and the overnight trip. Both of which they have done the previous year. There is 1 upcoming trip, but I feel all the kids do is go to school and come back saying they haven't learned anything interesting.
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