You are here

School for Classics High School

Overview written by the school: Our educational premise is that all students deserve instruction that is challenging, yet engaging, rigorous, yet motivational. At our school we focus on Theater Arts where our students build and design sets, create scripts, and put on performances. Preference is given to those students who have an open mind and a passion for Theater. Additionally we offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Biology, Language and Composition, Government, Psychology, Statistics, and Computer Science. We partner with College Access for All, AP for ALL, Algebra for All, College Confident, One Goal, KIPP, and Medgar Evers College.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 69.999999% (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: 81% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 75.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91.000003% 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: Theater Skills
Code: L53A
Program description: We have developed an interesting sequence of theater courses that involve portraying complex characters, scene work, monologues, improvisation, and stage craft. Students begin their high school career with introductory theater classes which progress to the writing, production, and performing of plays and shows.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 144
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 46
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: 1
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): 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: Basketball
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
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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 264
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East New York
Neighborhood: East New York

School Number: K218
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 305
Council district: 42
Census tract: 1118
BIN: 3095977
BBL: 3042780001

About School for Classics High School


Address: 370 Fountain Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208 (40.67002,-73.874537)
Latitude: 40.670724
Longitude: -73.874208
Phone number: 718-277-1069
Fax number: 718-277-1873
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A, C to Euclid Ave
Bus lines near the school: B13, B14, B15, B20, BM5, Q7, Q8

Hotels near School for Classics High School

District Borough Number: 
Academic opportunities: 

Theater Program includes; Acting, improvisation, film, and stage craft (production).

Additional electives include; Forensic Science and Career and Finance Classes.

Every student has an advisor. Advisory meets weekly and is comprised of activities designed to promote connectedness, positivism, and purpose.

College classes are available for our 10th-12th graders through College Now program.

A resident college advisor guides all of our students through the entire college process.

Related High Schools

by Borough and School performance

  1. 797 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221 (40.695436,-73.927349)
    Graduation rate: 76%
    Attendance rate: 83%
  2. 125 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221 (40.691467,-73.932254)
    Graduation rate: 74%
    Attendance rate: 85%
  3. 402 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11225 (0,0)
    Attendance rate: 51%
  4. 1065 Elton Street, Brooklyn NY 11208 (40.657266,-73.874064)
    Graduation rate: 97%
    Attendance rate: 88%
  5. 5800 20th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11204 (40.621299,-73.982583)
    Graduation rate: 69%
    Attendance rate: 85%