Innovation - Collaboration - Excellence

Nestled in the heart of Astoria, IS 141 is a zone school providing rigorous academics in a supportive environment. IS 141 has embraced the Burgess' teaching philosophy, PIRATE, the acronym for Passion, Immersion into the process, Rapport building, Asking & Analyzing, Transformation and Enthusiasm in the educational process.


Whether a student is in an accelerated, core, ICT, or 12 to 1 class setting, all students are challenged to excel in their studies and to be prepared for high school, college, and beyond. Half of IS 141 students graduate with two high school credits as students successfully complete Regents Living Environment and Regents Algebra I.

Highlights


  • Grades 6-8

  • NASA School

  • Respect for All School

  • Title I School (class size less than 30 students)

  • Academy system to foster community

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • Partners with American Airlines (aeronautical industry)

  • State-of-the-art science lab

  • STEM lab (integrated lab to develop pre-engineering skills, i.e. robotics)

  • Two (2) computer labs

  • Technology-infused classrooms

  • Visual Arts

  • Computer Art

  • Coding Program

  • Music (band)

  • Chorus

  • Theatre (Disney Jr/ Broadway Jr., Holiday Show, Multi-Cultural Extravaganza)

  • Foreign Language (Spanish)

  • SHSAT Prep Program

  • SHSAT Test Site

  • Civics for All

  • College Access for All

  • After-School Clubs

  • Free After-school program (HANAC Beacon@141)

Admissions Method


IS 141 is a zone school with open admissions for non-zone students in District 30. If you are unsure if you reside in the zone, please visit the the following link on the NYC Department of Education's website, https://schoolsearch.schools.nyc , to find out your zone school. Students residing in the zone are given first priority and should apply using the zone code, Q141Z.

Students, who reside outside of IS 141's zone boundaries in District 30, may apply for the Magnet Program for Advanced Mathematics, Technology, and Environmental Engineering. The Magnet Program refers to a method of admissions and not to a specific program at IS 141. Students, who do not reside in IS 141's zone, are admitted via a lottery system. The code for the Magnet program is Q141L.

Regardless of the admissions method, students are placed in the appropriate class, i.e. accelerated, core, ICT, or 12-1 class setting.