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West End Secondary School

Overview written by the school: We promote and support scholarly endeavors through a rich and varied curriculum, emphasizing our core values of creativity, compassion, wonder, and resilience. Through an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing New York City as a learning lab, students experience rigorous coursework through authentic expeditions, which culminate in public presentations of learning. Expeditions engage students in case studies that examine and analyze compelling topics from a variety of perspectives. All students work towards achieving an Advance Regents diploma and have the opportunity to take several Advanced Placement (AP) courses. WESS offers extensive opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, course-related travel, and service learning.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: No data (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: 95.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.

Percentage of Students Safe: 94% 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: West End Secondary School
Code: M92A
Program description: Students engage in in-depth discipline specific Learning Expeditions that are aligned to the regents curriculum. Field experiences enhance students learning. Students engage in original research and participate in a small group advisory program called "Crew."
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 906
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 150
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: 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): Chess, Climbing, Debate, Glamour Girls, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Mindfulness, Model UN, Newspaper, National Honor Society (NHS), HS, Philosophy, Social Justice, Student Council
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): Badminton, Bowling, Sailing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 534
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:20pm

Final grades: 6 to 11 - This school is expanding to serve grades 6 to 12.

Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Human Geography, AP Biology, AP World History: Modern, AP Spanish Language and Culture

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Lincoln Square
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square

School Number: M837

Community board: 107
Council district: 6
Census tract: 151
BIN: 1030328
BBL: 1011540108

About West End Secondary School


Address: 227-243 West 61st Street, Manhattan NY 10023 (40.772608,-73.988338)
Latitude: 40.772007
Longitude: -73.987479
Phone number: 212-245-1506
Fax number: 212-245-1291
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 66th St-Lincoln Center; A, C, B, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Bus lines near the school: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72, X12, X14, X30, X42

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Passages: Our Senior Project requires 12th grade students to present a portfolio of their learning process to their family, the faculty, and mentors

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