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Life Sciences Secondary School

Overview written by the school: At Life Sciences Secondary School, we provide an innovative and rigorous academic curriculum that facilitates the development of critical-thinking skills through project-based learning across all subject areas. We offer our students a variety of elective courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, extracurricular activities, and athletic programs that allow them to pursue their passions. Students also have opportunities to participate in internships in the science field and take College Now courses at Hunter College. We nurture a safe environment through restorative practices where students know that they are capable of growing and improving. Our commitment is to prepare every student for high school, college, careers, and beyond.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 75% (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: 80% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 71% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 43% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77% 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: Life Sciences
Code: M40A
Program description: Focus on Life Sciences with science electives, internships, mentoring, and research opportunities.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 120
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 355
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 32
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 101
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: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): Aim High Empowerment Institute, Art Club, Band Club, Chess Club, Chorus, Computer Club, Creative Writing Club, Film Club, Fitness Club, Girls' Basketball, Girls Who Code, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Journalism, Kaplan SAT, Library Squad, Model UN, Natural Hair Club, Peer Mentoring, Peer Tutoring, Philosophy Club, Restorative Circles, School Newspaper, Science Club, Service-Learning, Spanish Club, Step, Student Government, Swim Gym, Theater Club, Urban Investigations, Yearbook and Young Women's Empowerment Experience
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, Soccer
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, 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): Girls Soccer, Softball and Volleyball; Boys Baseball, Basketball and Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 425
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Internships

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Yorkville
Neighborhood: Yorkville

School Number: M645

Community board: 108
Council district: 5
Census tract: 15601
BIN: 1050338
BBL: 1015580034

About Life Sciences Secondary School


Address: 320 EAST 96TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10128
Latitude: 40.783625
Longitude: -73.945637
Phone number: 212-348-1694
Fax number: 212-348-4293
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 6, Q to 96th St
Bus lines near the school: BxM1, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M101, M102, M103, M106, M15, M15-SBS, M31, M86-SBS, M96, M98

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Four years of science and mathematics offered for all students including a Physics First program for all 9th grade students.

Science Electives in Forensics, Toxicology, Bio-Med Technology, Environmental Science, Marine Science, and Bio-Ethics.

College courses offered for credit through our College Now partnership with Hunter College.

Full range of arts courses including Choir, Band, and Visual Arts.

9th and 10th grade Advisory program/ 11th and 12th grade college support courses to assist students as they transition into high school and plan their post-secondary journey.

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