Our school’s core belief is that education is the foundation of opportunity and our strong partnerships with families and the community strengthen our shared efforts on behalf of our students and with our students. We strive to guide our students through their adolescent years, inspiring and supporting their developing self-awareness and their pursuit of the diverse possibilities of their place and purpose in the world.

Our goal is to ensure that all our students reach their personal best in school and in life, through rigorous Next Generation Standards-aligned curriculum, enhanced by real-life experiences that further empower our students to explore and develop their diverse interests, talents, and abilities, as they discover themselves as emerging adults.


I.S. 143 promotes a middle school environment and experience that support each student’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. We provide a learning community in which all our students have opportunities to achieve at high levels of excellence through a dedicated staff; a wide range of hands-on and minds-on classroom activities; and extra-curricular programs.