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Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)

Overview written by the school: Our mission is to work with families to prepare each student academically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially to succeed in the college of their choice and beyond. We provide a small, nurturing environment where high expectations, excellent instruction, and dedicated faculty work relentlessly to meet the needs of all students. Consider our school if you strive to become a skilled problem-solver, effective communicator, adventurous risk-taker, and an active contributor to the school and local community. Our high expectations coupled with our commitment to creating a sense of membership and belonging for all students is why so many of our students are fulfilling our mission, graduating from college and pursuing meaningful careers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 89.999998% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 81.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 63.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 89.999998% 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: Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Code: M88A
Program description: Students participate in interdisciplinary learning across all subject areas.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 87
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 447
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 148
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Priority to District 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: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
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
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: 890
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: K to 12
ELL programs: Dual Language: Spanish
Language classes: Latin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Seminar, AP English Language and Composition, AP Research
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Community School

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights North
Neighborhood: Washington Heights N.

School Number: M143
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 112
Council district: 10
Census tract: 269
BIN: 1063703
BBL: 1021550035

About Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)


Address: 511 West 182nd Street, Manhattan NY 10033 (40.849311,-73.930991)
Latitude: 40.848908
Longitude: -73.930948
Phone number: 212-781-0524
Fax number: 212-781-0742
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 181st St; A to 175th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx13, Bx18, Bx3, Bx35, Bx36, Bx7, M100, M101, M3, M4, M5, M98

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Mastery-Based Grading

Rigorous, authentic Expeditionary Learning Curriculum

Intensive mini-courses to explore student's interests

Significant College Now course offerings hosted on-campus and available on college campuses

Crew Advisory - 15 students work with a staff member to receive leadership development, college prep, and community building

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