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Esperanza Preparatory Academy

Overview written by the school: 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: 75.999999% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77.999997% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 46.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86.000001% 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

Seats 9 GE: 62
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 203
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 6
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 73
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12
Eligibility: Open only to students whose home language is Spanish and/or who attended a Spanish-language Transitional Bilingual Education or Dual Language middle school program.

Seats 10: 0
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
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 525
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: Dual Language: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: Community School

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

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: 111
Council district: 8
Census tract: 170
BIN: 1052433
BBL: 1016560100

About Esperanza Preparatory Academy


Address: 240 East 109th Street, Manhattan NY 10029 (40.792556,-73.942285)
Latitude: 40.79307
Longitude: -73.942303
Phone number: 212-722-6507
Fax number: 212-722-6717
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6 to 110th St
Bus lines near the school: M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M96, M98

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