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 In partnership with the National Park Service

Recent News

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We are excited to let you know that the Mather app is now live in both the Apple and Google app stores!

Student Dispatch 9/18/23

Every Monday we will publish the Student Dispatch which has news about what's happening at Mather every week!
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Welcome to Our New Website!

Thank you for visiting our new website! Please check back often as updates are made, and click on article headlines to view full stories where applicable.
  • 90%
    First Year 10+Credits
  • 20+
    Extracurriculars Offered
  • 7+
    AP Classes
  • 12:1
    Teacher ratio
  • 20+
    NPS Sites worked on by Mather students

Upcoming Events

Principal's Message

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Welcome to the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School website. Founded in 2013 in partnership with the National Park Service, our school offers college prep courses as well as career and technical education courses with a focus on historic preservation. Our site is here to provide students, families, and our school community with easy access to all things Mather.

Mather High School is a great place to teach and learn! Our staff is committed to a high quality learning experience focused on the individual needs of each child. We strive to sustain a strong school culture built upon the foundation of excellence in academics, work-based learning, social & emotional support, extracurricular activities, and equitable teaching practices. 

Mather High School, located in Midtown Manhattan in the heart of New York City, serves approximately 400 students from all five (5) NYC boroughs. As a school community, we are committed to our mission of offering multiple post-secondary pathways and preparing students to be productive citizens and life-long learners in an ever changing world.

For more information on the policies, programs, and culture of Mather High School, please give us a call at (212)399-3520, check out our virtual tour, or stop by for a visit.

Go Wolves!

Christopher Mayer

Our Mission

Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, through hands-on learning opportunities and skills-training, prepares you for both college, and career paths in the building and landscaping trades, with emphases on high-quality craftsmanship, the specialized building arts and the practices of historic preservation.

Our Vision

Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School (Mather HS) strives to redefine Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century.  Through our unique partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), and myriad others, we are able to offer real, hands-on education in the building and landscaping trades, with an emphasis on high-quality craftsmanship and the specialized building arts, while also providing you with a solid college- and career-ready foundation integrated with the trades and aligned with the Common Core Standards.