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Humanities Preparatory Academy

Overview written by the school: Humanities Preparatory Academy is a small and nurturing school founded in 1996 that offers a personalized education to all students. We believe that students learn best through inquiry, discovery and collaboration. Our community is anchored in 7 core values, Respect for the Intellect, Commitment to Democracy, Respect for Humanity, Respect for Diversity, Commitment to Peace and Commitment to Justice. We are college preparatory and prepare students for the rigor of college work while they are still in high school. Students experience a full curriculum of mathematics, sciences, social studies, English, arts and foreign language. We welcome both incoming 9th graders and transfer students in grades 9-12.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94% (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: 85.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82.999998% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91.000003% 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: Humanities Preparatory Academy
Code: M99A
Program description: Develop intellectual and civic leadership through self-discovery and challenge, with an emphasis on writing, science and math, public speaking, the arts, technology, and community action.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 43
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 581
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 14
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 148
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 2: 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): Visual Arts Club, Debate Team, Chess and Games of Strategy Club, I-CAN Disability Awareness Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Robotics Team, Finance and Business Club, Music Club, Dance Club, Theater Group, Student Council, School Newspaper, Yearbook Committee, Martial Arts Club, Fitness Club, Asian Diaspora Club, Book 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, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, 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): Soccer, Bowling, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 261
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:25pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Arabic, French
Advancedplacement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP United States History, AP Art History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Seminar
Additional info: College Trips,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Hudson Yards-Chelsea-Flatiron-Union Square
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq
Campus name: Bayard Rustin Educational Campus
School Number: M440
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 89
BIN: 1013096
BBL: 1007420007

About Humanities Preparatory Academy


Address: 351 West 18th Street, Manhattan NY 10011 (40.743407,-74.00254)
Latitude: 40.742867
Longitude: -74.002136
Phone number: 212-929-4433
Fax number: 212-929-4445
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 18th St; A, C, E, L to 14th St
Bus lines near the school: M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17

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Visual Arts and Music

AP exams in U.S. History, Art History, Environmental Science, Computer Science and Capstone Seminar,

Thematic courses like Food Chemistry, Literature and the Black Athlete, Kinematics, Revolutions, and Enlightenment

French and Arabic

Pre-Calculus and Calculus

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