About Us

What is a Magnet School?

We are a magnet school within the New York City DOE. As a magnet school, we are a public school, but we are open to any student within the five boroughs of New York City, not just students in our zone. Our magnet school grant provides additional funding to support professional development and special programs, facilities, and partnerships around our magnet theme. Read more about New York City magnet schools.

What Our Students Say

“P.S. 115M is a school that people can go to for PreK – 5 grade. This school is great and convenient for people living in the area. I like it because this is my school. It shows that P.S. 115 M is a great school to attend because it’s giving a lot of opportunities to learn. This is important because these basic ideas can make certain mindsets.” - Miguel, P.S. 115 student

Our Magnet Theme

We are The Magnet School of Art and Science Exploration. Our magnet theme invites students to engage deeply with curriculum and real-world problems through the lens of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Our magnet theme comes to life through:

  • A hands-on approach to learning called Project-Based Learning (PBL).
  • A technology-infused curriculum with 1:1 access to laptops and tablets to support learning.
  • Our STEAM Lab and Maker Space, where students create using 21st-century tools.
  • Residency programs to bring the arts and sciences into the classroom through partnerships across the city.
  • STEAM enrichment activities that allow students to discover their talents and passions.

After-School and Enrichment Programs

We offer after-school care and enrichment activities five days a week to extend the school day and provide additional opportunities for learning and fun. Contact magnet@ps115m.org for more information.

  • Academic Intervention Programs
  • Sports Teams
  • Saturday Academy
  • ASPIRA program
  • Clubs

Our Mission

To foster student creativity and critical thinking through real world problem solving and exploration.

Our Vision

To empower students to use innovation and creativity to change the world.


As a NYC Magnet School, we welcome applications from all students within the five boroughs of New York City.First priority is given to students living within our zoned area. Find your attendance zone and district.

  • To apply for PreK or Kindergarten enrollment, follow the NYCDOE Kindergarten Enrollment Process.
  • For out-of-zone enrollment (grades 1 – 5), visit our office during school hours for a Magnet School application.