Graduation Rate: 89% (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: 86% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 62% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 71% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 73% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)
Program 1: Preparatory Academy for Writers
Method: Ed. Opt.
Seats 9 GE: 56
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 215
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 49
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5
Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
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, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, Flag Football, Indoor Track, 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: Cricket, Stunt
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
Total students: 578
Start time: 8am
End time: 3:10pm
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y
NTA: Springfield Gardens North
Neighborhood: Springfield Gardens North
Campus name: Springfield Gardens Educational Campus
School Number: Q420
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 412
Council district: 31
Census tract: 330
About Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School
Address: 143-10 SPRINGFIELD BOULEVARD, SPRINGFIELD GARDENS NY 11413
Phone number: 718-949-8405
Fax number: 718-525-8495
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q3, Q77, Q85
Hotels near Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School
Students receive weekly college and career planning in partnership with the College Board, CFES, and the Child Center of New York.
Our school uses a non-traditional schedule in order to allow most students to meet all high school graduation requirements after three years.
Students can write for a nationally recognized, award winning literary magazine, Ink, our newspaper, PAW Print, or our theater production class.
Our video production course teaches students to use professional audio/video equipment to produce short films, original music, documentaries, etc.