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The administrators, teachers, counselors, support staff, parents and affiliated community organizations of John Philip Sousa Middle School 142, will work collaboratively, to use all possible resources for the education of our students. We are committed to ensuring that all students receive a quality education within a safe and secure learning environment. We will strive to provide every student with the knowledge, skills, appropriate attitudes and moral compass to succeed in the 21st century. MS 142 expects each student to develop the aspiration and personal responsibility to become a lifelong learner, equipped with a selfless spirit and desire to contribute to our diverse school population and community.

Our Project Arts Program will expose our students to art & the performing arts activities via workshops, exhibitions and performances. Similar activities will be open to staff and parents. Peer tutoring, high school prep classes and Sequential Math will also be offered.

Extended day, extracurricular activities include: chess, basketball teams, dance, drama, Future Homemakers of America Leadership and Beacon Program activities.

The school houses a Beacon Program which offers a multitude of activities for children and adults, six days a week. We also are affiliated with the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) which facilitates the on-going incorporation of innovative and creative programs for the professional staff and our parents.
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