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Gramercy Arts High School

Overview written by the school: Gramercy Arts is a dual-mission high school that offers all students a well-rounded college preparatory education that balances a rigorous, academic coursework with four years of study in the visual and theater arts. We believe that the creativity that is cultivated within our arts' curricula supports students' success across all subject areas. Furthermore, offerings in core subjects are supplemented with a variety of AP and College Now courses. Graduates are expected to attain an Arts endorsed Regent's Diploma. Our Capstone program allows students to graduate with anywhere from 15 to 30 college credits from AP Exams and College Now, while maintaining access to our rich array of Arts courses.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91.000003% (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: 83.999997% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 60.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 58.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80.000001% 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: Visual Arts
Code: M66A
Program description: Students enrolled in this program experience an education with an emphasis on skills and technologies that can lead to 21st century employment using digital design, computer aided drafting, website design, product design and careers yet to be discovered! Content increases in rigor as students progress through the years. Students keep a portfolio of work so that they may not only reflect on their learning but use these portfolios as evidence and discussion points at job and college interviews.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology; Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 82
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 427
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 104
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Audition information: Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Check school's website for examples. They may include: the human figure, and drawing from observation or imagination.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
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, Softball, 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: 449
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Italian
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP World History: Modern, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community Service Expected,Dress Code,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Campus name: Washington Irving Educational Campus
School Number: M460
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 106
Council district: 2
Census tract: 50
BIN: 1017828
BBL: 1008720057

About Gramercy Arts High School


Address: 40 Irving Place, Manhattan NY 10003 (40.735361,-73.987064)
Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-253-7076
Fax number: 212-253-8095
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th St-Union Square
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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Student participation in CUNY College Now Program at Baruch.

Lunch and Learn: Students can eat and meet with teachers for tutoring sessions during lunch time.

Saturday classes at Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union, and Fashion Institute of Technology, The Vineyard Theatre, New York University

Affiliation with 20 Arts Partnerships, including: SVA, The New Museum; Manhattan Graphic Center; Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton Law Firm; The National Arts Club

A variety of internships across career choices

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