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Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School

Overview written by the school: Are you looking for a quality high school that leads you to college, a rewarding career, or both? Do you value a positive school culture? Do you like challenging projects, working with your hands, learning by doing? How about fieldtrips and exploring the outdoors? Are you a positive risk-taker? Are you creative, action-oriented, responsible, collaborative, and conscientious? At Mather, you will prepare for college and career through hands-on/minds-on learning and skills training. With our great partner the National Park Service (NPS), we offer a CTE pathway in the building arts (carpentry/decorative finishing/masonry) and landscape management through a historic preservation lens. Skills you learn here will open doors to a successful future.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76% (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: 85% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 47% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 91% 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: Building Arts/Carpentry & Landscape Management in Historic Preservation
Code: M18A
Program description: This is a hands-on/minds-on nine-credit CTE sequence in Historic Preservation: Intro to Historic Preservation (9); Landscape Mgmt. I & II, (10); Building Arts-Decorative Finishing and Carpentry (11); Adv. Building Arts-Carpentry/Masonry (12). Students must participate in apx. Fourteen work-based learning trips, complete an internship and a final CTE performance assessment. Students will work with wood, bricks, stone, and plants, often OUTSIDE in ALL types of weather, and they WILL occasionally get dirty!
Interest: Architecture
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 613
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 250
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

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

Requirement 1: Attendance


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): Board Games Club, Community Service, Film Club, International Travel, Love is Love the LGBTQ/GSA Organization, Matherizers Band, National Honor Society, Naval JROTC, Peer Mediation, Performing Arts Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Summer Internships, "The Howl" Newspaper, Tutoring/Peer Tutoring, Visual Arts, Yearbook
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, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
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, Soccer, Softball, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Football, Intramural Sports, Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 401
Start time: 8:55am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton
Campus name: Graphics Educational Campus
School Number: M625
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 104
Council district: 3
Census tract: 127
BIN: 1026646
BBL: 1010590015

About Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School


Address: 439 WEST 49TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10019
Latitude: 40.76337
Longitude: -73.9906
Phone number: 212-399-3520
Fax number: 212-245-4669
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1, C, E to 50th St; 2, 3, 7, A, S to Times Square-42nd St; B, D to 7th Ave; N, R, W to 49th St
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, M7, X1, X12, X14, X17J, X21, X22, X22A, X30, X31, X42, X7, X9

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You can take AP classes, plus college classes through Syracuse University, earning transferable college credits awarded on Syracuse transcripts.

As a freshman, you take an "Intro to Historic Preservation" course, a combination hands-on/minds-on class with six work-based learning field trips.

New freshmen attend a three-day 'Freshman Kickoff', plus an overnight trip where you work with peers in team building activities (like rope-climbing).

All students have many opportunities for after-school and summer paid internships with the National Park Service, SCA, Prospect Park, among others.

After-school and Saturday tutoring and enrichment classes are available

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