We have received an “A” on our Middle School and High School Report Cards each year grades have been assigned.
Our Advisory system (12 – 14 students) provides for frequent communication with families, which ensures that no student is overlooked.
Our 6-12th grade comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum ensures that students begin their college and career readiness from their first days of middle school.
All students develop graduation portfolios in the core subjects. Students present and defend their work to committees twice a year through our portfolio roundtable presentations. Students cannot graduate without completing this rigorous process.
All students graduate by completing performance-based assessment tasks, such as, a college-level history research paper and a student-designed science experiment.
All of our students take a studio arts class every year. Artwork and performance arts are highlighted and celebrated in our art gallery, assemblies and special performances.
Our independent reading and literacy program has been a model emulated across the city, state and country.
Our school greatly values students’ social-emotional well-being. We have an extensive counseling department and offer various student and family support services.
Our College Bound program provides personalized and intensive college counseling, awareness and preparation to each student in grades 6-12. Over 90% of our high school graduates attend college.
We have an average class size of 18-24 students and an 8 to 1 adult to student ratio.
We are a highly collaborative professional learning community. All teachers receive extensive professional development, support and common prep/planning time.
We handpick and selectively screen all of our teachers in order to provide one of the strongest teaching staffs in New York City. Teaching matters and we hire only the best.
We are a New York University partner school, a Columbia University-TCR&WP mentor/model school, Facing History in Ourselves model school and New Visions model school visited by hundreds of educators from around the city, state, country and world every year.
We offer an extensive and free academic, arts, athletics, service and social extra-curricular after-school and Saturday program for all students and families.
We are named one of the city’s best public schools in the books Public Middle Schools: New York City’s Best and New York City's Best Public High Schools: A Parent's Guide by Clara Hemphill.