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Lower Manhattan Arts Academy

Overview written by the school: LoMA is a small, multicultural college preparatory arts themed school that focuses on academic and artistic development and excellence. We believe that all students are intrinsically curious and capable of achieving at high levels. We support each student's intellectual, emotional, and social growth with the goal of success in a four-year college or career. These expectations require that all students take advanced math and science, AP classes and a sequence of arts classes. To support our students' success at meeting these higher standards, we maintain an intimate, nurturing community with compassionate adults that set and help students reach these high expectations.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79.000002% (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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 55.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 61.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83.999997% 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: Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
Code: M05R
Program description: All freshmen complete a one year rotation of the four arts before choosing a major that they focus on for their final three years. As a major of visual arts, dance, drama or music they study the technique and history of their art in social context before participating in a senior internship. Every student takes part in several performances/gallery exhibits prior to graduation. These have taken place at the Whitney, Metropolitan Opera House, Broadway stages and professional recording studios.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 73
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1084
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 15
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 291
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 19

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Districts 1 and 2 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Manhattan students or residents
Admissions priority 3: 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): Weight room, Senior yearbook committee, Anime club, Tutoring, Student council
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, 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: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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): Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 314
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Extended Day Program,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Chinatown
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Campus name: Seward Park Educational Campus
School Number: M445
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 103
Council district: 1
Census tract: 18
BIN: 1005283
BBL: 1004080030

About Lower Manhattan Arts Academy


Address: 350 Grand Street, Manhattan NY 10002 (40.717329,-73.989329)
Latitude: 40.717349
Longitude: -73.989596
Phone number: 212-505-0143
Fax number: 212-674-8021
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus lines near the school: B39, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

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CUNY College Now classes for seniors

Artists-in-residencies for all arts majors; 9th Graders complete an arts rotation, and select their major in Art, Music, Dance, or Theatre

To ensure that all students are college ready, all students must complete four years of Math, Science, and Arts in addition to the required four years in English and History.

Internships for all qualifying seniors

After School tutoring plays a major role in our school culture of academic success

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