M.S. 129Academy for Independent Learning & Leadership

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Virtual Staff Meeting

Instructional Lead Team Meeting

7th grade visits Culinary Institute of America

7th grade visits Yale University

Celebrating Black History Month with Zuzu Acrobats

Guitar class begins with rhythm patterns warm up

Mr. McCumber!!!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday!

M.S. 129  eight graders have arrived... special event "To Kill a Mockingbird" 

TKAM ticket distribution

Interviewed by the news!

Ed Harris starring as Atticus Finch

18,000 NYC school students invited for this free performance!

TKAM view from the luxury suites :)

Complimentary popcorn and water after the show! 

February 14th

Valentine's Day & Mr. Reyes' Birthday!

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month Breakfast

Student of the Month Breakfast

Respect for All Week

No One Eats Alone

District 12 Heart of the Bronx Day

Community School District 12- We are the heart of the Bronx!

M.S. 129 Guitar Ensemble <3

Math Team Meeting

Instructional Lead Team Meeting

M.S. 129 alumni- COLLEGE BOUND!

Live School Spa Day

... and we have a winner!  January 29th is M.S. 129 Day 1/29

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Parent Involvement + School Involvement = Student Success

Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Principal Reyes welcomes parents at DTYCS

M.S. 129 versus THE WORLD

College Access for All

"I'm on my way to college!"

College Awareness Day

Music legend Gerry Brown visits our music lab!
About Us » Mission Statement

Mission Statement

M.S. 129 Mission and Vision Statements


Mission Statement

Our ultimate goal at M.S. 129 is to instill confidence in our students and assist them in becoming independent learners while fostering personal growth in emotional health, social abilities, and academic strengths.  We will effectively prepare our students for college and careers by promoting personal leadership abilities and skills to assist them in becoming lifelong learners. 


Vision Statement

All students will graduate high school and pursue college, trade school, or enter solid careers because our students have been instilled with clear and strong educational values.  The students will grow to be leaders and respectful members of society that understand what it takes to succeed in life.


Core Values

Respect:  We take responsibility for our actions and value professionalism.  Staff and students are treated with respect, which in turn will help our students grow into respectful adults.


Excellence:  We believe that all of our students can achieve at high levels.  We are accountable to ensure that they are given the tools necessary for this to happen.


Peace:  We are committed to using conflict resolution strategies to help students avoid violent or disrespectful encounters to better deal with life’s issues.