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Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers

Overview written by the school: Liberty is a small transfer high school for newly or recently arrived ELL/MLL students to NYC. We offer a stand-alone ENL program, along with a comprehensive academic program.

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: 85.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 82.999998% 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: 88.999999% 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: Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
Code: A39A
Program description: Liberty High School for Newcomers is a small school grades 9-12 for newly or recently arrived immigrant students who want to learn English and experience a well-rounded comprehensive education. We ONLY offer a stand-alone English as a New Language (ENL) program that helps get students ready for NYS Regents Exams. Our educational program is rigorous and includes participation with AP4ALL through the office of Access and Equity. LHS offers 5-7 AP courses per year with a summer institute to get students started.

Method: Transfer

Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents who currently identify as English Language Learners (ELL), have lived in the continental United States fewer than four years, and are willing to participate in an English as a New Language (ENL) stand-alone program.


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): Robotics after school for credit, The Kitchen - Theater Arts, National Honor Society, Student Government, Journalism, Global Voices International Films, Learn to Work with CBO, Peer Tutoring, Regents Academy, SIFE program, AP summer institute, College Office, Career Day (March or April)
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
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Soccer, 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): Boy's Baseball, Girls Volleyball, Soccer and Basketball.
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 428
Start time: 8:01am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips,Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery),Summer Orientation

Transfer: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Hudson Yards-Chelsea-Flatiron-Union Square
Neighborhood: Chelsea-Union Sq

School Number: M451

Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 81
BIN: 1013858
BBL: 1007670068

About Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers


Address: 250 West 18th St, Manhattan NY 10011 (40.74182,-74.000238)
Latitude: 40.741657
Longitude: -73.999307
Phone number: 212-691-0934
Fax number: 212-674-8650
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A/C/E to 14th Street; 1 Train to 18th Street; F Local to 18th Street and L Train
Bus lines near the school: M20, M15, M14A, M23

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Liberty offers five to seven advanced placement courses, college advisor, SAT prep.

Liberty offers and afterschool program and Regents Saturday academy.

We have dedicated program for our SIFE students after school.

We partner with The Kitchen for Theater Arts program.

We have a robotics team.

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