Founded in 2008, MAELS is a middle school serving approximately 460 6th, 7th and 8th graders located on the Jerome Parker Educational Complex on Staten Island, a “green building” that it shares with three other small schools including a NYC Outward Bound Schools high school, Gaynor McCown. It draws its students from throughout the borough of Staten Island.
MAELS was founded on an understanding and encouragement of the diverse learning needs and styles of all students, and strives to maximize learning experience through instruction tailored to each student’s needs, also known as differentiated instruction.
MAELS is a credentialed EL school, which indicates that MAELS is doing an exemplary job of implementing the EL Education model and is supporting students to achieve at high levels on all three dimensions of student achievement: Mastery of Academic Skills and Content, High-Quality Work, and Character.
Students are directly involved with the environment and with hands-on learning experiences, resulting in more investment in and excitement about learning. At MAELS, students take risks, try out new ways of thinking, and test intellectual limits, to begin to find their unique voice.
For more information about MAELS, or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.
Jerome Parker Educational Complex
100 Essex Drive
Staten Island, NY 10314
School Code: R063