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New Design High School

Overview written by the school: New Design High School (NDHS) was founded with an innovative spirit and the task of providing our students with an academically vigorous environment that is also focused on students' social and emotional development. The school's academic program, design classes, and Design for Life program are focused on empowering students with the skills, tools, and capacities to be successful in their college, career, and happiness pursuits. We exist to create passionate and purposeful students who thrive in all aspects of their lives.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76.999998% (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: 82.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 76.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 72.000003% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
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: New Design High School
Code: M53A
Program description: The CDOS Commencement Credential is a certificate that is meant to show your readiness for entry-level jobs. It is possible to complete high school with a CDOS Commencement Credential only.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 99
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1214
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 12
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 320
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 12

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Open 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): Student Voice
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, Swimming, Volleyball, Bowling
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 454
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP World History: Modern, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science
Additional info: College Trips,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Health Center,Internships Available,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

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 New Design High School


Address: 350 Grand Street, Manhattan NY 10002 (40.717329,-73.989329)
Latitude: 40.717349
Longitude: -73.989596
Phone number: 212-475-4148
Fax number: 212-674-2128
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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Advancement Placement Courses

Design Courses in Fashion and Textile Design, Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, and Art Portfolio

Design for Life Program includes college and career preparatory classes in grades 9-12 in addition to social and emotional learning curriculum.

Weekly academic and life coaching for all students.

Weekly Council Circles based on a Restorative Justice Model

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