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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that develops the gifts and talents of all students. Through innovative teaching, collaboration among staff, parents, and community; our children will become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers in a global society.
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Principal's Message

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the Marcus Garvey Magnet School of Engineering and Design at Public School 44! Our staff, parents, and school community work together to maintain high expectations, academic excellence, and a safe environment for all students.  At Marcus Garvey Magnet, we believe that it is our charge to provide excellence and equity to each student, every day. 

Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that develops the talents of all students.  This is done through collaborative planning and the implementation of innovative teaching practices.  We recognize that our students must be prepared to live and work in a world that may not even exist yet.  As learners and future industry leaders, they must be able to communicate effectively and think critically to create a world without boundaries!


In addition to maintaining high academic standards, our staff provides daily social emotional learning opportunities so that our students learn to lead with empathy.  At MGM, we firmly believe that great leaders lead with an open heart and mind.  


My commitment to the MGM community is to lead with optimism, accountability, and resilience.  My door is always open for students, parents, families, and community stakeholders to address concerns and improve our school community.  It is only through true authentic partnerships that we can provide our students with the educational experiences they are entitled to. 


I look forward to our journey together.


With gratitude,

Christopher Padmore, Principal

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Open House Tours

Come and see what Marcus Garvey has to offer your future Engineer or Designer

School Tours

Schools Tours are every Wednesday from 9:00am-11:00am, and will be given by Ms. Williams our Parent Coordinator.

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