Mott Haven
Middle School

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Currently enrolling for Grade 6

411 Wales Avenue, South Bronx

Welcome to Mott Haven
Middle School

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

14:1

student/teacher ratio

2

teachers in every classroom

4

years in a row of our scholars outperforming their city and state peers in testing

voices from our community

“[DREAM] gives a stable future for my daughter’s education. Knowing she can go to elementary school, and middle school, and high school - and knowing she can find resources in the same place, in the same community - is really comforting.”

- Katie Colón, DREAM Parent

Meet Principal
Jennifer Khan

Jenn has been a member of the DREAM family since 2007. In her time here, she has mentored many staff and young people and been instrumental in the integration of SEL programming with middle school curriculum. In 2021, she became Founding Principal of Mott Haven Middle School.
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place matters

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 curriculum

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
  • Math
  • Intervention
  • Science
  • Social Studies and Debate
  • Advisory
  • 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.

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