Principal Statements


Mr. Michael Mazun, Principal


The programs at Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School are creative, innovative, and exciting for staff, students, and parents. We are a barrier-free site, and all of our students participate in our activities. Our conflict resolution and peer mediation programs involve the entire school and are very successful. Our grade 6 programs of core, study skills and conflict resolution prepare our students for the rest of their educational career. We are organized in subschools ( houses ) of 5 classes with 5 teachers. We are a federal magnet "School of Global Communication and Information Systems". Our Technology Department  utilized "State of the Art" computers to train our students in the use of sophisticated, real-world based equipment.


        Special Academic Programs

  • We offer before and after school programs in academic and recreational areas. We have Saturday and summer classes in our magnet theme of communications.

            Extracurricular Activities

  • During the 1999-2000 school year, non-academic activities include: Dance, typing, calligraphy and chess clubs; basketball, volleyball and softball teams; formal peer mediation and conflict resolution.


    Parental Support for School

  • Our PTA is both active and supportive


     School Support for Parents

  •  We do conflict resolution training for parents. Workshops in: safety, computer literacy and selecting a high school for your child are offered.

     Community Support

  •   We had partnerships with the Bronx Zoo, City Center Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Project Arts.