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Humanities Preparatory Academy

Overview written by the school: We provide a diverse student body with a personalized education that emphasizes participatory democracy, inquiry-based learning, performance-based assessment, and community service. As part of our mission and commitment to diversity, we accept both incoming 9th graders and transfer students who are seeking an alternative, more individualized educational setting.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 88% (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: 85% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% 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: 93% 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: 40
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 341
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 9
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 95
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Seats 10: No
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: Average (75-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.0-4.5), Math (1.7-4.5)
Demonstrated Interest: School Visit


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, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 245
Start time: 8:39am
End time: 3:24pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History

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
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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Computer Science and Advanced Placement Computer Science, College Prep certified courses such as Proofs in Mathematics and Kinematics in Physics

We offer four full years of Humanities, Math, and Science

We offer Spanish and Japanese Language, Yoga and Mindfulness, Visual Art and Music, and Dance

In sciences we offer chemistry, physics and biology, with electives like Genetics, Toxins, Entrepreneurship, College Prep English, and others

Students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) as a replacement for Regents Exams

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