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Urban Assembly New York Harbor School

Overview written by the school: Urban Assembly New York Harbor School focuses on marine science, marine technology, and marine policy. We believe in learning by doing. Students should expect to spend time outdoors in sites all over New York Harbor in all seasons. With our partners, including the Billion Oyster Project, we work to develop authentic activities on, around, and related to the water that create a sense of responsibility to New York Harbor and develop a new generation of maritime advocates, enthusiasts, workers, and decision-makers. New York Harbor School's location on Governors Island is easily accessible from Lower Manhattan via the Governors Island ferry.
Diplomaendorsements: Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 87% (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: 89% 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: 55% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: Marine Science and Technology
Code: K51A
Program description: Students choose from one of the following programs: Aquaculture, Marine Biology Research, Ocean Engineering, Marine Systems Technology or Marine Policy & Advocacy. Students may receive corresponding certifications for each program, such as Geographic Information System certification or US Safe Boaters License. Priority given to students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (based on family income) for up to 69% of seats.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Open

Seats 9 GE: 111
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 487
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 29
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 118
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: No
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): Boat Building, Chess Club, Garden Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Harbor Corps, Harbor SEALS, Student Council, Waterfront Club, Welding, Yearbook, Rowing, Marine Engineering, Sailing, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Media Club, MOTH Club, Regents Tutoring, Compost Club, Debate Club, Cheerleading, Fishing 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: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
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, Soccer, Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 533
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:09pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Battery Park City-Lower Manhattan
Neighborhood: Governors Island

School Number: M877

Community board: 101
Council district: 1
Census tract: 9
BIN: 1000003
BBL: 1000020002

About Urban Assembly New York Harbor School


Latitude: 40.701695
Longitude: -74.011631
Phone number: 212-458-0800
Fax number: 212-458-0801
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: X12, X14, X17, X17A, X19, X3, X31, X42, X5, X8, X9

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Academic opportunities: 

Aquaculture, Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering, Marine Biology Research, Vessel Operations, Scuba Diving, Marine Policy & Advocacy

All 9th graders take a year-long field class called Introduction to New York Harbor in which they experience all CTE programs.

Each program of study concludes with a senior internship at a relevant maritime or marine-related business in the New York City area.

College Now program prepares students for college and career experiences in maritime-related courses. Advanced Placement courses are also offered.

CTE program(s): Aquaculture, Marine Biology Research, Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering, Professional Diver, Vessel Operations

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