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MS 582 K – The Upper Academy

Students from MS 582 K with a bench they were commissioned to paint in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. 

MS 582, a magnet school in East Williamsburg, offers a variety of classes and activities not available in any other NYC Public School with a focus on architecture, urban planning, engineering, and digital art.

Highlights

  • A New York Cares School Success Partner

  • A variety of classes and activities not available in any other NYC Public School with a focus on architecture, urban planning, engineering, and digital art. 

  • A hydroponic lab where students can learn about nutrition, plant biology, and sustainability.

Meet the Principal

“We believe that in order to educate the whole child we must educate the child, the parents, and their teachers...Due to the extenuating circumstances that many of our students experience at home, it is important that our students feel safe and supported when they come to school. Many of our programs not only focus on academics but also the social and emotional side of learning.” 

—Jeffrey Merced

School Facts

  • Economic Need Index (reflects the likelihood that students are experiencing poverty) of 87%, higher than the citywide average of 70%.

  • Located in East Williamsburg, a neighborhood which has been deeply impacted by high-income residents displacing long-time residents.

Meet the Students 

Students from MS 582 at their Student Leadership Inauguration, where they recognized New York Cares for our lasting partnership. 

 

A student working on a digital video project. 

Fundraising

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