Middle School 129 consists of grades 6, 7 and 8. Our school offers the core curriculum subjects which include English language arts (ELA), mathematics, social studies and science. In addition, M.S. 129 also offers instruction in visual arts, music, health, technology, physical education, foreign language, and financial literacy.
Honors classes are considered more advanced and reserved for students who wish to challenge themselves to excel to a higher academic level. All students are eligible to be placed in one of the honors classes based on written application, test scores, and overall academic performance. Students who meet requirements for an honors class will begin high school preparation in advance, such as participation in the New York State Regents Examinations in Algebra I and the Living Environment in grade 8.
Various programs are available for students with special needs including: self-contained special education classes, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classes, special education teacher support services (SETSS), counseling services, and speech & language therapy. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and hearing and vision services can also be made available on an as-needed basis. Door-to-door special education transportation is also available. ENL (English as a New Language) teachers provide push-in or pull-out services for students identified as English Language Learners (ELLs).
M.S. 129 is rich in technology and technology-based instruction. The school provides students with a laptop or iPad to use in their classroom and students receive instruction in a state-of-the-art computer lab. The art studio includes a new 3D printer lab. Teachers are able to infuse technology into their core curriculum. Each classroom has a SMART-board (interactive white-board) for effective delivery of a lesson by the teacher.