where students used resources from New York City Museums to learn. This of course, quickly went to shit when the administration changed. The student community can only be described as loud, rambunctious slackers who miraculously manage to get all their work done. Classwork and Homework is never done until the last week of the quarter, around that time Stuyvesant doesn’t have anything on Museum Students. Where students rock at Shakespeare, sometimes come back from lunch on time, stay fit by taking laps around the halls during class, change the desktops in the computer lab to whatever they damn well please, look down upon (and often yell at) Labbies, tell freshmen there’s a pool on the fourth floor, play basketball in the gym instead of eating lunch, usually wait until after school to get high, cut class inside the building without getting caught, try to get to the lunch room first in order to sit at the booths, are too good for the really shitty school lunches, play the ‘penis game’ or squares in class, do the wave for no reason, hang out in the halls after classes let out because they have nothing better to do, draw rhinos and pass them around class, know where everything in the Brooklyn Museum is, know how to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art for only 5 cents, attending the drama club don’t do much except go to Broadway Plays at the end of the year, get very competitive over gym class volleyball tournaments, play Nintendo DS and PSP in class, share a sports team with the NYC Lab School, pay money to pie their teachers in the face, go to internships or fake internships during the day for a marking period, hang out in Union Square during and after school, know the teacher and administrator passwords for the computers (abc123 and macadmin respectively) and are generally awesome. One special feature of the school is ‘Module’, a majority of the day long class period where students learn about specific topics like evolution, world religions, the conquistadors, the renaissance, African Art, ‘Comparative Planetary Geology’ (way more boring than it sounds), photography, and the connection between Art and Literature.
-Actual Quote From The Principal
NYC Museum School Student 1: Are you going to History?
NYCMS Student 2: No.
NYCMS Student 1: Oh no, we have module today!
NYCMS Student 2: Where are we going?
NYCMS Student 1: The Met!!!
NYCMS Student 2: Let’s skip after lunch then.
“Yeah, I like that math teacher.”
“Where floor are you on?”
“2nd and only floor.”