Our School


For the 2017-2018 School Year, I.S. 204 will offer DUAL LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR SIXTH GRADERS.  


At Oliver Wendell Holmes Intermediate School 204, we are dedicated to developing the whole child in a student-centered, warm, safe and welcoming environment.  The Holmes School provides students with a rigorous Common Core Curriculum that is individualized to meet the specific needs of each learner.  Also, I.S. 204 offers students a variety of engaging extracurricular activities, seven athletic teams, PBIS celebrations, student led conferences, and a science themed magnet curriculum which prepares students for 21st century careers and college. IS 204 has a dance and step team that has performed at various parent engagement events, PBIS celebrations, and school assemblies.  In addition, the I.S. 204 Basketball, Baseball and Soccer teams have been recognized as the top middle school programs in New York City.  

Furthermore, our students receive the individualized attention of small learning communities and have access to a number of community resources to guide them through the learning process.  I.S. 204 has collaborations with St. Johns University Gear Up,  Zone 126, HANAC, City Year,  Intrepid, Urban Advantage, and the NYPD Youth Police Academy. I.S. 204 maintains a culture of collaboration, where staff members strive to consistently improve best instructional practices through lesson studies and inquiry work in order to foster student growth and achievement.  This was evidenced 2014-15 Quality Review with I.S. 204 receiving a Well-Developed in 4 categories and Proficient in 1 category. The Holmes School also fosters a strong collaboration among its parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community partners; which contributes to the success of our school community.

Advanced Programs and Classes
-The Magnet School for Living Green in a Global  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Selection Criteria: Students who apply to this program will be randomly selected. 
Academic Opportunities 
Regents Classes: Earth Science, Integrated Algebra 
Enrichment Classes:  Environmental Action through 
Language Classes: Spanish and Dual Language 

    Intermediate School 204 is a diverse school community made up of 6, 7, and 8th graders from the surrounding area, Long Island City, Queens.  Our school is comprised of close to 500 students, and more than 50 staff who work hard every day to give our students the best opportunity to succeed.  Our school is divided into two academies: Harvard and Princeton.  Each academy represents a Mini "school within a school" maintaining the diversity and equitable representation of the original large school (Special Needs, General Ed, and ENL students).  

    Our students come from the surrounding neighborhood of Long Island City and Astoria.  

    With the addition of Beacon, classes for adults as well as students, and many before and after school activities, our school is the cornerstone of the community, staying open six days a week until 10:00pm!  This gives our students plenty of positive, supervised activities to keep them engaged after school hours.  

    With support of our community leaders, we are giving our children an opportunity to overcome obstacles and make their contribution to the world!