PS/MS 129 John H. Finley
425 W 130th St. NY,NY

Odelphia Pierre


John H. Finley  

Excellence without Excuses

NYU CS Survey and assessment links:


Survey English

Survey Spanish

In Exploring Computer Science our students are introduced to many computer science concepts and it turns out our 7th grade is pretty good at HTML.  Check out a few examples:

Solayman                                           Shaine                            Armelle                         Matou

Skylah                                                Nathaniel                      Verna

Phase 2 Prototyping Proto-a-thon?

PS 129 to represent Manhattan in the city-wide Hack-a-thon!!

Two teams from MS 129 competed in the borough-wide phase 2 of the hack-a-thon  competition: prototyping.  One team received the award of social awareness while the other received the award user design.  One team will be moving on to the city-wide competition for their prototype creation of an app to fight crime.

The Design-a-thon was a great success! We had over 30 middle school presentations!!
And 150 kids participated!
Picture slide show and a few movies below:

Design-a-thon link to BoardStat website
NYC Community Planning Stats
NYPD Stats Classroom Links:
Nealy - Minecraft
Nealy Dance Party
Students Below log in with google account


Celebrate CSEdWeek!

John H Finley will participate in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) from December 3-9, 2018. CSEdWeek is a great opportunity for every student to try computer science (CS)! Middle Schoolers will all have an opportunity to participate in this years hackathon. Elementary classrooms will be participating in an Hour of Code!

Students enrolled in Exploring Computer Science are learning how to think like computer scientists.  They are also learning how to use the internet to collaborate on group projects.  Check out some of their work here: