About Us

Welcome to P.S. 98M Shorac Kappock, The Magnet School of STEAM Studies. We are a 3K-5 magnet school in the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. Our historic school building has been the heart of our neighborhood for more than 90 years. Now, we are proud to offer innovative programs supported by our magnet grant to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. We offer:

  • A hands-on, student-led approach to learning that invites students to engage deeply with real-world challenges and big ideas.
  • An immersive, interdisciplinary curriculum with a special focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).
  • A choice of dual language (Spanish and English) or English-only classes for PreK – 5.
  • A fun, supportive learning environment that nurtures problem solvers, independent thinkers, and active citizens.

What is a Magnet School?

We are a magnet school within the New York City DOE. As a magnet school, we are a public school, but we are open to any student within the five boroughs of New York City, not just students in our zone. Our magnet school grant provides additional funding to support professional development and special programs, facilities, and partnerships around our magnet theme. Read more about New York City magnet schools.


As a NYC Magnet School, we welcome applications from all students within the five boroughs of New York City. First priority is given to students living within our zoned area. Find your attendance zone and district.

  • To apply for 3K, PreK or Kindergarten enrollment, follow the NYCDOE Kindergarten Enrollment Process.
  • For out-of-zone enrollment (grades 1 – 5), visit our office during school hours for a Magnet School application.

Schedule a Tour!

We invite you to come see for yourself what makes our school different and special! Look for an upcoming open house or contact us to schedule a personal tour.