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The High School for Language and Diplomacy

Overview written by the school: Through a challenging academic program that provides opportunities for public service and global awareness, our students learn the craft of international diplomacy while developing their technology and communication skills. Students also have the opportunity to achieve proficiency in Mandarin and French through an intensive, engaging program designed for students of all levels, including those who have never studied the language before.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83% (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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 45% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 71% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 65% 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: High School for Language and Diplomacy
Code: A11A
Program description: Through a challenging academic program that provides opportunities for public service and global awareness, our students learn the craft of international diplomacy while developing their technological and communication skills. Students also have the opportunity to achieve proficiency in Mandarin through an intensive, engaging program designed for students of all levels, including those who have never studied the language before.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 106
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 345
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 28
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 93
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

Activities

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): Art Club, Chess, Debate Club, Fitness Club, Math Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Script-Ed, Service Club, Student Government, Tutoring, Women Empowerment Club, Yearbook, Young Men in Leadership Club
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): Badminton, Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 302
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; 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 The High School for Language and Diplomacy

Contacts

Address: 40 IRVING PLACE, MANHATTAN NY 10003
Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-253-2480
Fax number: 212-253-2539
School email: [email protected]
Website: hsflad.org
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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District Borough Number: 
02M399
Academic opportunities: 

Additional Advanced Placement courses: Chinese Language & Culture

Four-year language sequence in Mandarin with additional one-year courses in languages including: Arabic, American Sign Language, and Spanish

Theme specific electives: Diplomacy, International Relations, World Cultures, Current Affairs, Argumentation and Debate, Political Cartooning

All 9th grade students are matched with a senior Peer Group Connection Leader who assists them with transitioning between middle and high school.

College preparatory courses including statistics, personal finance, and courses in visual arts and theater.

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