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The mission of the Willam W. Niles School (MS 118) is to empower every child to achieve a bright future as an individual and as a member of our nation and the world.


We partner with young people and their families to support their development into thoughtful, informed, caring and productive adults. The values of hard work, personal responsibility and compassion are the foundation of our community of learners and leaders.


MS 118 houses three academic-focused academies to meet the diverse needs of middle school students:

The Honors Academies at MS 118: Pace & Spectrum

Academy for Excellence


To Families of 5th Grade Students Applying to Pace and Spectrum:

Students must take a test and participate in an interview to be considered for admissions to the Honors Academies at MS 118: Pace & Spectrum. The dates for the exam and interview are as follows. (The exam and interview are the same for Pace and Spectrum.)

  • Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at 9 a.m. - CHANGED TO SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016 AT 9 A.M. BECAUSE OF SNOW STORM

 When you come to MS 118 for the test and interview, you must bring:

  • Copy of your child’s final 4th grade report card
  • Pencils
  • Book for your child to read while waiting to test and/or interview
Please send an e-mail to sbaer@schools.nyc.gov or call 718.584.2330 to make an appointment for the exam and interview.