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Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts

Overview written by the school: Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a nurturing and unique environment which offers distinct programs that equally prepare students for college and career readiness as well as an Arts endorsed diploma. Our Performing and Visual Arts Program offers majors in: Dance, Theater Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music and Visual Arts, which require individual auditions. Our varied internships and partnerships expose our students to careers and interests in both the performing and visual arts.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 88.999999% (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: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 72.000003% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 49.000001% 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: Theater Arts
Code: M26A
Program description: The Theater Arts program introduces students to the art of acting. Drama students will be exposed to a variety of techniques and tools in theater arts that will enhance their current level of proficiency. Students will study acting, directing, stage design and play-writing. In addition, students will participate in musical theater performances throughout the school year.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Audition

Seats 9 GE: 25
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 83
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 18
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Audition information: Perform two memorized monologues, one dramatic and one humorous, one-minute each.
Common audition: 1
Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Districts 3, 5, and 6 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then 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: 313
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:34pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Literature and Composition, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community School,Community Service Expected,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Central Harlem South
Neighborhood: Central Harlem South

School Number: M088
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 110
Council district: 9
Census tract: 218
BIN: 1055204
BBL: 1018300019

About Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts


Address: 215 West 114th Street, Manhattan NY 10026 (40.80261,-73.954152)
Latitude: 40.802207
Longitude: -73.954142
Phone number: 212-749-5800
Fax number: 212-749-6463
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; B, C to 116th St
Bus lines near the school: M1, M10, M102, M11, M116, M2, M3, M4, M7

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