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Gramercy Arts High School

Overview written by the school: Gramercy Arts is a dual-mission high school that offers a balanced education experience that includes a rigorous, challenging college preparatory program and four-year study in the arts. All 9th grade students will be programmed for a college readiness advisory and are encouraged to pursue Advanced Placement (AP) courses during their four year study. Our Studios include a four-year study in Visual/Fine Arts and Theater.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80% (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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 62% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 63% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82% 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: Fine & Visual Arts
Code: M66A
Program description: Studio drawing and painting, mixed-media arts, photography, art history, internships at NYC galleries.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 66
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 341
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 77
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4

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: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Course Grades: Average (66-100)
Requirement 2: Standardized Test Scores: Average (1.9-4.5)
Requirement 3: Attendance and Punctuality
Audition - Go to for information and dates
Audition with common components


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): Anime Club, Arts Shows, Dance Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Poetry Club, SAT Prep, School Newspaper, Student Government, Vineyard Theater, Yearbook
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: 468
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Italian
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Student Parent 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


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 study 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

Cleary Law Internships, Center for Arts Education Internships, SONY Internships, TD Bank Internships

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