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DreamYard Preparatory School

Overview paragraph: Dreamyard Prep's mission is to support young people in becoming Life-Ready, which means that they will be accepted to a college of their choice with a clear career path. All students will declare an Arts Major in their junior and senior years. We promote community-building by using Restorative Practices to address social-emotional challenges and Circles to address conflict. All students have opportunities to engage in community service and paid internships. We conduct college visits starting in 9th grade, and all 10th and 11th Grade students participate in yearly college overnight trips. Our elective classes include visual art, dance, digital media, choral music, theater, digital photography, culinary arts and musical production.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 68% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 84% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 33% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: DreamYard Preparatory School
Code: Y21A
Program description: Students will take arts classes each year of high school. In 9th and 10th Grades, students take an Arts Elective Class each semester in Choral Music, Dance, Theater, or Visual Arts. In 11th and 12th grades, students choose a major in one of these areas. Each semester, students are expected to participate in an arts exhibition or performance. Students with a strong interest in the arts can participate in summer intensives in their area of choice.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 403
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 122
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes-10
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: After-School Programs: Anime Club, Arts Studio, Book Club, Dance, Debate Team, GSA, The Moth Radio Hour, MOUSE Squad, Musical Production, National Honor Society, Paid Internships, Student Leadership Council, Theater Company, Video Critics Circle
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Coed: Double Dutch

Other info

Total students: 266
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:55pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internship Expected; Internships; LYFE program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: East Concourse-Concourse Village
Neighborhood: E. Concourse-Concourse Village
Campus name: William Howard Taft Educational Campus
School Number: X410
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 4
Council district: 16
Census tract: 225
BIN: 2007806
BBL: 2028170002

About DreamYard Preparatory School


Address: 240 East 172nd Street, Bronx NY 10457
Latitude: 40.840422
Longitude: -73.91091
Phone number: 718-410-4242
Fax number: 718-410-4312
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 4 to Mt Eden Ave; B, D to 170th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4

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Academic opportunities: 

CUNY College Now classes, SAT Preparation, Life-Ready Class, Senior Seminar, Poetry, Cosmetology, Fashion Design, Barbershop, Technology Classes

AP Government, AP English Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Psychology, AP Computer Science

Arts Integrated Classes, Advisory, Arts Electives in 9th and 10th grades

Arts Major in 11th and 12th grades, School-wide display of student artwork

Honors courses in ELA

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