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ASMS at a Glance

The Alternative School for Math & Science IS:

  • An independent day school serving students in grades 6-8.

  • A culturally, intellectually, geographically, and socio-economically diverse community.

  • A learning community dedicated to critical thinking, problem-solving, and conceptual understanding. 

The Alternative School for Math & Science PROVIDES:

  • A comprehensive robust curriculum covering all core subject areas including English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Music, Art, and Physical Education. 

  • An individually responsive and experiential learning environment where students are taught how to learn, question, think critically and solve problems.

  • A learning environment with a maximum class size of 16 students enabling faculty to know each student as a person and as an individual learner. 


  • Our standards-based academic program reflects learning outcomes that are nationally and internationally acclaimed.

  • ASMS is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. ASMS has an Absolute Charter from the New York State Board of Regents. 

  • Our students and faculty have been recognized regionally and nationally for a variety of achievements and accomplishments. 

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