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WHAT WE'RE LEARNING

Find out about our curriculum,
instruction and subject classes

Alumni

STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS
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Saprina Brown SAID
PARENT COORDINATOR

As a former 53 student and, now its parent coordinator, 53 is seeing vast improvements.

Charlene R SAID
FORMER 53 VALEDICTORIAN

As a former MS 53 valedictorian, I am proud of the new changes and direction of my former middle school. I am college bound because of 53.

Why choose us

OUR STUDENT-CENTERED PROGRAMS

Rigourous, Inclusive,
Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

STEM and Coding Programs

Algebra Regents

After-School Program

Saturday Program

Athletics, Theater, ENL program

Virtual Enterprise program

Community School, New York Edge,
Mental Health Services & Medical Clinic

and MUCH MORE!

School Hours
Mon- Fri

  • Classes 8:20 am - 2:40 pm
  • Breakfast 7:45 am
  • Lunch 10:40 am
  • After school 2:40 pm - 5:30 pm

We offer a Saturday program. Details to be published shortly.

FOUNDED: 1972

MS 53 has tirelessly served
the Rockaway community
for more than 4 decades

STUDENTS: Approx. 180

Our scholars work hard
to greater independence, socio-
emotional growth and self.

GRADUATION RATE: 99%

Our students learn to be global citizens
by forging social and academic skills through collaboration

LOCATION: FAR ROCKAWAY, NY

We are located in the heart of
downtown Far Rockaway in
Queens, New York

TEACHER-STUDENT: 1:20

Our highly-qualified, dedicated
staff builds lasting and meaningful
relationships with our students

RIGOROUS INSTRUCTION

Our students are becoming informed global citizens
by forging academic and social skills through collaboration.

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