BANNER SCHOOL YEAR @ MASPETH HIGH; School recognized at Federal, State, Municipal and Borough Levels

The 2018-19 school year saw Maspeth High School recognized at the National, State, Municipal and Borough levels.


In the fall of 2018 Founding Principal, Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir, travelled to Washington, D.C. to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award for Academic Excellence

Maspeth High School Principal Reflects on National Blue Ribbon School Achievement


Warmth set in during the month of December as Maspeth High School learned that it was voted Best High School in Queens.

2019: Queens Voted Maspeth High School Best High School!


Spring of 2019 saw U.S. News and World Report rank Maspeth High among the best high schools in the country.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Maspeth High School Among 2019's National Best


Earlier this week, Maspeth High School earned Gold S.E.E.D. (Sustainability, Efficiency & Environmental Dedication) Certification and was recognized by the New York City Department of Education's Office for its commitment to enhance sustainability in its school culture, curriculum, and community.


Today, Principal Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir announced that the New York State Department of Education identified Maspeth High School as a 2018-19 School of Recognition.

State Education Dept. Identifies Maspeth High School as a 2018-19 Recognition School


"Thanks to our wonderful staff, parents and supporters for all of your sacrifice and commitment." - Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir, Founding Principal.


Maspeth High School, the classical school of New York City, was founded by Principal Khurshid Abdul-Mutakabbir in 2011. Situated in the borough of Queens, Maspeth is an open-enrollment public school that serves a diverse population of learners and provides the opportunity for students to engage with their peers through the school's robust after-school offerings, inclusive of nearly forty different clubs and twenty-seven sports teams. Our classical education model is a language-intensive, inquiry-centered approach to education that has existed for thousands of years and has produced great minds such as Socrates, Copernicus, Galileo, Shakespeare, Goethe, Newton, and Einstein. Combining high expectations with a supportive environment, Maspeth provides students with access to a full-time college counselor as well as academic advisers, and a full-time mental health clinic to ensure that their social-emotional needs are fulfilled while assisting them in recognizing their potential throughout their four-year citizenship within the school community.

With a focus on building skills such as reading comprehension, expository writing, public speaking, problem-solving, and computation, our teachers have developed an accessible and rigorous curriculum for students of all ability levels. We engage our students through Socratic seminars, debates, declamations, productive struggle, action research and introspection-based activities across all disciplines, inspiring them to question all aspects of their world, and fostering the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness.