School Overview:

The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science strives to develop and prepare all of our students to become compassionate, critical thinkers capable of successful pursuits after high school. We expect that all of our students will be prepared for college-level study and will be equipped with the skills to make solid career choices. We operate on the premise that as critical thinkers attempt to make sense of the world around them, they tend naturally to engage deeply with mathematics, and that applied mathematics can be a powerful unifying force in the school experience. As a result, the mathematical sciences are celebrated at this school. We provide special focus on the “applied” part of our name and have worked hard for the past 7 years to ensure that we have a culturaly responsive curriculum.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Science & Math

AMS provides a comprehensive, college-preparatory education focusing on rich and engaging classroom activities. Our school welcomes applicants from all neighborhoods, and does not screen applicants based on test scores, disability, or language status.

Academic Opportunities:

  • Comprehensive advisory program, providing small-group support and communication with families.
  • Computer Science pathway
  • Rich music and arts sequence
  • College office provides comprehensive support throughout the college application process, including trips, FAFSA sessions, and application support.
  • SAT/ACT Test Preparation, partnerships with many summer academic and enrichment programs.
  • English Language Learning Courses: English as a New Language
  • Language Courses: French, Spanish Advanced Placement Courses: AP Calculus, AP Composition, AP Spanish


  • 3-D printing & design, Art, Chess, Dance (including hip-hop and step), Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Math League, Music (including music production, piano, string instruments), Peer Counseling, Student Advisory, Student Leadership, Tutoring, Visual Arts, Wilderness/Camping Trips
  • PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling
  • PSAL Sports – Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Wrestling
  • PSAL Sports – Co-Ed: Double Dutch
  • School Sports: Miscellaneous club and intramural sports teams (in addition to full PSAL program)

Additional Details/Offerings:

College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs