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N.Y.C. Museum School

Overview written by the school: We offer a unique program that uses the city's museums and other cultural institutions to enrich our curricula. Our current partners are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Japan Society, and Hudson River Community Sailing, who each become extensions of our classrooms, affording the hands-on experience needed to make learning deep, challenging, and engaging. Our students learn to emulate the work of scholars in the fields of science, history, technology, and the arts. Classroom instruction draws upon learning that takes place in the field, and deepens it with content that compels questioning, reflection, and insight. We accept students from all five boroughs and are able to provide a college preparatory experience to our diverse student body.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 98% (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: 93% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 35% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 91% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89% 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: NYC Museum School
Code: M85A
Program description: Our regular curriculum aligns with the standards and expectations for all students to graduate with a New York State Advanced Regents Diploma, in addition to the possibility of earning college credit through AP classes. As a part of this curriculum, students participate in twelve week-long museum module projects throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Students are expected to take and pass all Regents and AP exams for the courses in which they are enrolled.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 98
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 3427
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 35
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 355
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 14

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to District 2 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (85-100), Math (87-100), Science (89-100), Social Studies (87-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.1-4.5), Math (3.3-4.5)


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): ARCHIVE Literary Magazine, AV Squad, Bollywood Dance Club, Book Club, Cheerleading, GSA, Hudson River Community Sailing Programs, Japanese Club, Red Cross Club, Running Club, Student Government and Activities Council, Yearbook Design Club
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, Indoor Track, 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: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, 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): Basketball, Football, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 449
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Japanese, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Statistics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

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

School Number: M070
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 83
BIN: 1079152
BBL: 1007410010

About N.Y.C. Museum School


Address: 333 WEST 17TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10011
Latitude: 40.742129
Longitude: -74.002198
Phone number: 212-675-6206
Fax number: 212-675-6524
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 18th St; A, C, E, L to 14th St
Bus lines near the school: M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17, X27, X28

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There are 12 museum module courses throughout 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.

Students can participate in the sailing program with Hudson River Community Sailing and earn credits in physical education, math, and/or science.

Our instructional periods are longer and there are only six throughout the day (53 minutes each) in addition to lunch.

Students can take College Now courses through Baruch College if qualified, beginning in 11th grade.

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