Welcome to Mott Haven
At DREAM Mott Haven Middle School, everything we do is guided by our Whole Child model: the belief that every child needs and deserves not only rigorous academic instruction, but also social-emotional support, physical health and wellness, and the strength of a community behind them. When children are known, seen, and loved, that’s when they have the space to grow into the leaders, innovators, and changemakers of tomorrow.
At a glance
teachers in every classroom
years in a row of our scholars outperforming their city and state peers in testing
voices from our community
- Katie Colón, DREAM Parent
Middle School Principal
Jenn joined DREAM in 2007 as a Team Enrichment Program Assistant and held subsequent positions as an AmeriCorps Program Fellow, TeamBuilders Program Coordinator, and TeamBuilders Program Manager. During Jenn’s time at DREAM, she has mentored countless young people and supported the development of numerous staff members. Jenn, most recently as the founding MS Dean of Programs, has helped to bring the Grow The Whole Child Model to life and has been instrumental in the integration of SEL programming at the Middle School. In 2021, she became Founding Principal of Mott Haven Middle School.
At DREAM, we believe that every child deserves a beautiful space to play, learn, and grow. Mott Haven Elementary School is located at 411 Wales Avenue in the South Bronx – and in the near future, moving to its brand-new home, a state-of-the-art school located in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx. At capacity, it will serve 1,300 Pre-K-12 DREAM scholars.
As core to our mission as it has been from day one, opportunities for play will run throughout the new school, from the ground floor’s auxiliary gym to our rooftop playground. DREAM students will also be given the best spaces to learn, including a light-filled, cathedral-type library and a STEM quad featuring speciality classrooms and laboratories. And, not only will this new home allow DREAM to grow, tripling the amount of children it can serve, but the space will also be a physical manifestation of DREAM’s ambitions for its students.
Our middle school curriculum is built upon the foundation that students learn best when they grapple with engaging content that is rigorous and relevant. That means rigorous instruction that allows children to think critically and imaginatively. Subjects include:
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies and Debate
- Physical Education
- Electives: Art and Music
All DREAM students have access to our free afterschool and summer programming as part of our extended-day, extended-year model.