My daughter is finishing 6th grade at MHII. What a great year! Everyday when we turn up W109th St, she says the same thing she's been saying since September: "I love my school!" She's having fun while learning excellent study habits, and how to think critically, and work collaboratively. The kids are developing their intellects while engaging socially (important for middle schoolers). The faculty and staff are attentive, responsive and care very much about the students. I highly recommend MHII for the best middle school experience in NYC.
My son just started this school and he is thrilled! I love that the work is challenging but not overwhelming. The staff is super friendly and it feels like family!
I am currently in the 8th grade from all of my years here i have had the best time anyone could have. the teachers challenge you just enough so you are always at the same page as the other kids and the teachers just show enthusiasm from day 1 i would highly recommend this school
I went on tours for several Middle Schools in Manhattan. After visiting Mott Hall 2 , I knew this was the school for my daughter. The curriculum is challenging yet fun. The teachers and administrstion truly care about the children. My daughter's first year has been amazing. All the kids get along well. And very important as well fantastic families!
My daughter's first year at Mott Hall II has been outstanding! She loves her school, her classes, and her the teachers. The work is challenging but the students are given the tools to succeed. I couldn't be happier!
This school is one of the best. My child used to go to this school and now she's in Harvard. This school also makes childrens future bright. Unlike other schools, the teachers love and help these students.
i just graduated from this school and it was probably the best experience i could have ever had in middle school. i love the principal and most of the teachers, they are all so kind and loving.
This is one of the sweet little secrets of the Upper West Side. It's a loving, caring school community; project-based learning which teaches the kids to work together; teachers who practically tailor the lessons for the children and yet don't coddle them; the principal herself is gentle and clear and guides children directly in one-on-one sessions. For some reason it's still overlooked by most New York parents. The school humanely and gently produces excellent intellectual responses in their kids. The school also takes in kids with learning disabilities and brings out their best performances (self-contained and CTT/ICT). From Day 1, they teach the kids life skills, such as the kids conduct their own assessments each quarter, so that by the end of their time there, they are ready to confidently handle the high school interview process--and of course interviews later in life. Kids go from this school into some of the best high schools, depending on their personal performance. They have a history of working with children who have dealt with personal difficulty and have helped them find their footing again. A remarkable school. Run do not walk to send your child here.
My daughter is graduating from Mott Hall II in 2010. Not only do I love the school but my daughter does as well. She has learned so much. The teachers are wonderful. They treat the children with alot of respect. The teachers, principal and staff are very dedicated and hardworking.
MH2 is amazing, & the staff is always there for you. You are always pushed to do better and it helps knowing how much they care about you & your future. Ms.gorman is an excellent guide, she only tries to help even if its about your personal life, shes there, as well as Ms.De los santos , Mr.Lowe, & basically the whole staff. The work is just the right amount, and don't get me wrong - the school is tons of fun, especially in 8th grade, so stick it out, because you will love this school a lot, just like I do!
Fantastic school; outstanding students, and awesome teachers. Beautiful atmosphere for all of us who work there. Enjoyable - every single moment.
Although the teacher quality and experience with project-based learning can vary, I've seen tremendous growth in my daughter. Unlike many middle schools, they pay close attention to the social/emotional development of their students during the critical middle school years. Ms. De Los Santos is accessible and has a clear vision for the school. She's a true leader and it shows. My only real complaint would be that some teachers don't post their assignments on the website with consistency. But most will answer emails in a timely fashion. It's small with a college focus. Love it!
The school is excellent everytime my child goes there she always coes home with a smile
my daughter is so happy here. the teacher's are amazing and help you through everything. they even go out of their way to make sure you succeed ! my daughter is so lucky to be in this fantastic school. five stars !
i just graduated from mott hall II in 2008 and i miss it so much. the teachers are amazing. they actually care about you not only just about school, but they will go out of their way to help you with personal problems too. the faculty over my three years of mott hall II became somewhat apart of my family. i trusted my advisor with any problems i had, and Ms.Gorman was the absolute best when you're searching for a high school. I'm in high school now and she still helps me to transfer out of it. The workload isn't that much once you get used to it. they give alot of projects but they're usually very intresting. mott hall II is an amazing school and anyone that gets accepted there will experience some of the best years of their lives when they walk up those 4 flights of stairs everyday.
I really love this school. Everything is so friendly and safe. The teachers and staff are nice and you meet new friends. I am a sixth grader and I have been here for only two months and I really love it. The homework are fun the teachers are nice and you get to eat snacks. Even you get to talk more than in fifth grade. I just got to say anybody who gets excepted will be very satisfy with the school and apply right away. Also you will take the test and study hard. If you get excepted don't be sad be over excited(but if your friends is not going to with you don't be sad you will make new best friends).
I am love this school and I will start crying when i have to graduate. Everything is so welcoming and friendly.
Omgee.im actually an 8th grader at mott hall right now. im going to graduate in 2009. well i have so much to say about this school. this school is so good i actually mean this because the teahcers are so nice , the staff are also nice. the school is safe and friendly. the classes that you find boring will be the classes you will find interesting and so fun. the homework that they give is actually fun. they have so many afterschool programs that are fun and interesting like omg. the school.students& envoirnment is so cool and safe. you will get along with every. what im trying to say is this school is awsome. like im a student in mott hall II and its my last year to be here :( i actually feel sad to leave because im going to miss everyone.they have so many programs that help you more.
I agree with all of the parents who wrote such great reviews. I actually attended Mott Hall II a couple of years ago. I attended this school half way into the 6th grade, when I arrived, I was in a nurturing, caring environment. Thanks to Ms. Moss, Maria, and Ms. D, all the people who attend and who have attended Mott Hall II have been challenged, have excelled. As the Mott Hall II motto goes: 'Today's scholars, tomorrow's leaders.' This motto stands true to what Mott Hall II is about. Anyone planning to attend Mott Hall II, you will have a great experience which will last for a lifetime, ultimately, you will feel as if you were one big family. Mott Hall II has received several awards for their great teachers and students. Mott Hall II has teachers who a truly dedicated in what they teach.
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