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James Baldwin School, The

Overview written by the school: It is our mission at the James Baldwin School to provide a haven for students who have previously experienced school as unresponsive to their needs as individuals. We wish for all student to find their voice and to speak knowledgeably and thoughtfully on issues that concern their school, their world. We aid students in this endeavor by personalizing our learning, by democratizing and humanizing the school environment, and by creating a "talking culture"-an atmosphere of informal intellectual discourse among student and faculty.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: No data (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: 67.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 95.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.

Percentage of Students Safe: 94.999999% 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: The James Baldwin School
Code: A41A

Method: Transfer

Seats 10: 1


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): Campus-wide PSAL
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 234

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French

Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available

Transfer: 1

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

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 James Baldwin School, The


Address: 351 West 18 Street, Manhattan NY 10011 (40.743407,-74.00254)
Latitude: 40.742867
Longitude: -74.002136
Phone number: 212-627-2812
Fax number: 212-627-9803
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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Demanding and engaging learning: Our school offers in-depth study of academic subjects, field research and the sharing of meaningful work with public audiences, all of which results in students achieving at higher academic levels than they ever thought possible. Our school's rich and varied curriculum meets college entrance requirements and provides students with a broad range of post secondary choices. Learning extends outside of the classroom and includes opportunities with our partner organizations such as Integral Yoga, New York Live Arts, Hudson River Community Sailing, Highline, Opening Act and Camba's Learn to Work Program.

Performance Based Assessment Tasks: As a member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, students complete graduation-level written tasks and oral presentations known as PBATs (performance based assessment tasks) and must take and pass the NYS English Language Arts Regents exam to meet the assessment requirements for graduation.

NYC Outward Bound School: Crew (small group focus on essential character and academic skills), student engaged assessment, and project based learning are at the heart of our work at JBS. We implement the nationally recognized EL Education school model which features rigorous learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom, and is built upon a culture of high achievement and mutual support. The James Baldwin School uses hands-on learning that has real-world application to ignite a joy for learning and discovery in our students. At our school, leadership, active citizenship, and character development go hand-in-hand with academic rigor and challenge.

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