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Michael J. Petrides School, The

Overview written by the school: Petrides is a comprehensive college preparatory school that offers a wide array of academic opportunities. Our students are challenged to their maximum potential and are encouraged to meet and exceed the standards in all subject areas. What separates Petrides is not only its level of academic excellence, but its strong sense of community and family. Our small, intimate setting allows students to grow both academically and socially.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 94.999999% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 72.000003% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 92.000002% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77.999997% 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: Comprehensive Academic
Code: R15J
Program description: Comprehensive academic curriculum with an emphasis on performing arts and technology.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 102
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 496
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 28
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 126
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Eligibility: Open only to Staten Island students or residents.

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Staten Island students or 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): Astronomy Club, Billion Oyster Project Club, Community Affairs Project(C.A.P.), Cheerleading, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Council For Unity (CFU), Craft Club, Habitat For Humanity, History Club, Italian Club, LGBTQ Club, Math Team, Media and Technology Club, My Brothers Keeper, My Sisters Keeper, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Petrides against Cancer Society (PACS), Passport Club, Step Team, Spoken Word, Student Government, Yearbook, SING, Spring Musical, Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Art Show
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, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, 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, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, 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: Golf
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: 1,338
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: K to 12

Language classes: Italian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Biology, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP Calculus AB
Additional info: College Trips,Online Grading System

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Staten Island
NTA: Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Heartland Village-Lighthouse Hill
Neighborhood: Todt Hill-Heartland Village

School Number: R880
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 502
Council district: 50
Census tract: 177
BIN: 5113169
BBL: 5006830001

About Michael J. Petrides School, The


Address: 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island NY 10301 (40.607637,-74.105883)
Latitude: 40.608512
Longitude: -74.102067
Phone number: 718-815-0186
Fax number: 718-815-9638
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: S53, S66, S78, S93, X14

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Specialized academies include: Career Exploration and Entrepreneurship Academy, Creative Arts Academy, Science - Technology - Engineering & Mathematics Academy, and Social Sciences & Language Academy

Unique, flexible, individualized programming encourages independence and builds organizational, time management and college readiness skills

Special Arts program with courses in instrumental, orchestral and vocal music and Fine Arts courses in sculpture, graphic arts and fashion design

STEM offerings include courses in: Computer Science, Drone Science, Engineering, Film Making and Theater Tech

Opportunities for travel, both domestic and abroad

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