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Esperanza Preparatory Academy

Overview paragraph: Esperanza Preparatory Academy (EPA) is a dual-language college preparation school. Students master Spanish as a native or second language, as well as academic, social, and communication skills. We offer students Spanish courses with the goal that they will be able to take college and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Spanish Literature, and become proficient in both Spanish and English. We prepare students for college by providing them with internship opportunities and a mentor that will expose them to college life/academics. Students work collaboratively with their mentors to arrange college tours and develop college portfolios, and have the opportunity to take college courses.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 73% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 86% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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: Esperanza Preparatory Academy
Code: A37A

Interest: Science & Math
Method: Screened: Language

Offer Rate: -60% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 255
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 80
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7
Eligibility: Open only to heritage Spanish speakers and students who attended Transitional Bilingual Education or Dual Language middle school programs

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Art, Basketball, Community Service, Dance, Electronic Music Production, Flag Football, Music, Pencil Project, Soccer, Student Government, Technology, Theater, Unleashed
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Volleyball

School sports: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Other info

Total students: 559
Start time: 8am
End time: 3pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Dual Language: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art: Drawing
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Multi-Session School; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: 2

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: East Harlem South
Neighborhood: East Harlem South
Campus name: Tito Puente Educational Complex
School Number: M117
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 11
Council district: 8
Census tract: 170
BIN: 1052433
BBL: 1016560100

About Esperanza Preparatory Academy


Address: 240 East 109th Street, Manhattan NY 10029
Latitude: 40.79307
Longitude: -73.942303
Phone number: 212-722-6507
Fax number: 212-722-6717
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 6 to 110th St
Bus: M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M96, M98

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