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Mission & Philosophy


Our Mission

MS 131 prepares students to reach their highest potential through a rigorous and authentic curriculum. Our school inspires students through academics, arts, and technology, to explore, create and achieve. Staff, students and parents are part of a larger community whose responsibility is to provide a safe and supportive environment for all to succeed.


School Philosophy

Middle School 131 offers a unique learning environment with a distinct philosophy to develop their critical thinking skills, and by proclaiming three principles :

To Explore: Be curious. Be imaginative. To explore is to delve deeper into what you are curious about in creating new thinking and connections.

To Create: Be inventive. Be innovative. To create is to make an ingenious product that illustrates and reflects your new thinking and connections. 

To Achieve: Be accomplished. Be attained. To achieve is to carry out your effort, despite difficulty, in a way that you are proud of what you have complete.