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Essex Street Academy

Overview paragraph: At Essex Street Academy, students learn to be critical, creative thinkers in a diverse and supportive school community. Graduates demonstrate mastery of skills and content in each discipline by completing in-depth, inquiry-based projects. Through small classes and advisories, teachers get to know their students as individuals while nurturing their intellectual curiosity and emotional development. Students are encouraged to explore opportunities outside the classroom through partnerships with local universities, professional internships, international study, and outdoor leadership programs; and to become active members of their community both inside and outside of school.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 87% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 74% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 96% 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: Essex Street Academy
Code: M37X
Program description: We provide a supportive, performance-based, college-preparatory program for all students. Please visit our school website for tour and open house dates.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1416
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 21
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 358
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 26

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Academic Tutoring, Big Sibs Peer Mentoring, Black Student Union, Community Service, Feminist Club, French Ambassadors, Gay-Straight Alliance, Global Kids, LFX Dancers, Mock Trial, Outward Bound, Student Council, Student Newspaper, Theater, Town Meeting, Video Game Club, Williams Capital Group Mentoring Program, Yearbook, Yoga, Young Men's Initiative, Young Voices/Big Sounds
Psal Sports Boys: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Boys Intramural Basketball Team, Cheerleading Team, Flag Football, Running Club, Soccer, Step Team

Other info

Total students: 340
Start time: 9:25am
End time: 4:10pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation
Bbat: 1

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Chinatown
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Campus name: Seward Park Educational Campus
School Number: M445
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 3
Council district: 1
Census tract: 18
BIN: 1005283
BBL: 1004080030

About Essex Street Academy


Address: 350 Grand Street, Manhattan NY 10002
Latitude: 40.716778
Longitude: -73.989337
Phone number: 212-475-4773
Fax number: 212-674-2058
School email: [email protected]
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus: B39, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

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Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for Regents exams. Courses focus on in-depth, theme-based content.

Study abroad opportunities in France; exchange program with Denmark.

Arts programs in Music, Theater, Vocal, Visual Arts, Photography, and Creative Writing.

College Guidance Program: Dedicated College Guidance Courses, Overnight Trips to Colleges and Universities, In-House SAT prep with College Spring

Advanced courses in English, Spanish, French, calculus, computer science. Students take free college classes at NYU and CUNY College Now.

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