Welcome to OWNCS Middle School

31-20 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 274-2902


6th Grade Student Orientation

OWNCS Middle School is committed to delivering a rigorous preparatory education for its students. Individualized instruction and 1:1 relationships with children are our way of ensuring each student gains entrance into a high school that is a good fit; as well as providing a meaningful educational experience.

Middle School Schedule

The middle school day consists of eight fifty-minute periods, homeroom and advisory. Three minutes are provided between periods for students to change classes. Our school day begins at 8:05 a.m. Students are permitted to enter the building as early as 8:00 a.m. The school day ends at 3:30 p.m.

Middle School Classes

Core Classes

ELA Math
   Science Spanish
Math 1A Integrated Algebra
Math Lab Social Studies Mandarin
Living Environment


Secondary Classes       

Art Physical Education    Music Guidance
Study Hall Enrichment Film


Extra Curricular Activities

Homework Help        
Math Academy        
Reading Academy
Specialized HS Test Prep
School Musical
African Drumming            
Scheduled one-on-one Teacher Support

Yearbook Committee
Student Government

Inter-scholastic Sports
Boys' Basketball Team
Girls' Basketball Team (2007 Charter School Association Champions)
Flag football (coed)
Soccer (coed)

In addition to the above classes, the school offers the following support services for our students:

Kaplan Specialized High School Prep (fee-based program)
Math Academy
ELA Academy
Resource Room
Reading specialists

Pupil Personnel Service


The guidance program at OWNCS is an integral part of the educational process. It assists the faculty and staff in providing the individual students with the skills necessary to reason, communicate, understand themselves and what lies ahead, and to find their way into the most favorable areas of activity for growth and development. While upholding our Pillars of a Positive Community, guidance serves to individualize the educational process through interpreting (collaboratively with all staff) the needs of students and adapting the educational program to meet these needs.

Pupil Support

In addition to our fulltime guidance counselor, the pupil support team is comprised of a dean of students, social worker and special education team, who work to ensure that our students' needs are met.