Upper Manhattan Specialized Science High School Initiative
Coverage In The Wall Street Journal
Profile of the Science Schools Initiative and its Executive Director Michael Mascetti in the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/tutor-offers-hope-for-success-1426895844
Contact Us
By Writing: Science Schools Initiative, 24-32 23rd Street, Astoria, NY 11102
By Email: contact_us@scienceschools.org
By Phone: 917.304.7195

You can contact our Executive Director, Michael Mascetti,
at mike@scienceschools.org or 917.304.7195.
We Need Your Support

The mission of the Science Schools Initiative is to provide rigorous academic enrichment, high school admissions support, and high-quality test preparation to talented middle school students whose families lack the resources to secure these services on their own. We work closely with families and the community to raise awareness about high school admissions and we seek to inspire our kids to meet their potential for academic success.

We currently operate one program in Upper Manhattan in partnership with Columbia University Medical Center, and another program in partnership with the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation through the National Grid STEM Pipeline Program. The Brooklyn program combines STEM projects with Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) preparation over a two year period.

All of Science Schools Initiative tutors are highly trained Specialized High School Alumni. Our preparation program has consistently shown success in preparing students for the SHSAT and admission to screened public high schools.

Science Schools Initiative, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) recognized not-for-profit organization. As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to the Science Schools Initiative are tax deductible in accordance with federal law. Our budget is small and we could use your help raising funds to expand the program. From tutor salaries to books to insurance costs, it takes real financial resources to run the Science Schools Initiative. We would gratefully welcome contributions of any size. We will accept in-kind contributions of textbooks, study guides, paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, laptops, and even Metrocards. We also accept non-cash donations including stocks, bonds, real property, and charitable bequests. Please email mike@scienceschools.org if you would like to contact us about giving to the program. In addition, you can make named or anonymous donations through www.justgive.org, a secure online nonprofit donation processing organization with a great reputation and a low processing fee.

Science Schools Initiative Alumni

If you are an alumnus of the Science Schools Initiative (or The Upper Manhattan Specialized Science High School Initiative if you were in the program in the early years), we would love to hear about the great things you are doing these days. Please get in touch with us at alumni@scienceschools.org.

If you would like to get a message to a former tutor of yours (Christina, Darren, Emil, Josh, Mike, Phil, Sam, Sean, or Sue) or a former classmate, please reach out to us and we will try to pass your message along. Our tutors love to hear from their former students!

We also welcome our alumni to come back and visit the program. Every year former students come back to talk about their experiences in the program, taking the SHSAT, and attending high school. In addition, we welcome former alumni to volunteer in the program during their high school, college years, and beyond. From time to time, other organizations and foundations reach out to us to pass along information about scholarships, internships, and job opportunities that are applicable to the program’s alumni. We would like to pass this information along as well. Please reach out to us at alumni@scienceschools.org.
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See our class pictures on Flickr

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