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Williamsburg Preparatory School

Overview paragraph: Williamsburg Preparatory High School is a small school with a big mission. We take ordinary kids and get extraordinary results. We provide a college preparatory education that focuses on supporting the whole child. Our school is built on four SHIPS: relationship, citizenship, leadership, and scholarship, and students are given individual attention to meet the expectations of these SHIPs. During 9th and 10th grade, students learn the skills necessary to be successful in high school, and take a majority of their Regents exams while being regularly exposed to a Common Core-aligned curriculum. In 11th and 12th grade, students concentrate on college preparatory courses to prepare them for the next stage of their life.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 95% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 90% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 82% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 74% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: Williamsburg Preparatory School
Code: K39X
Program description: Priority given to students who are eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 136
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1620
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 12
Seats 9 SWD: 29
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 294
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Clubs include: Art, Chess, Drama, Epic Toast Literary Journal, Gay-Straight Alliance, Global Glimpse, Guitar, International, School Newspaper, Students for Social Responsibility, Technology, Urban Explorers, Urban Farming, Video Gaming. Activities include: Advisory Trips, Cheerleading, College Now, College Trips, Flag Football, Middle School Tutoring, National Honor Society, Pace Upward Bound, Peer Mentoring, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Vanguard, Writing Center, Y Scholars
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Intramural Basketball

Other info

Total students: 676
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:30pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: North Side-South Side
Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Campus name: Harry Van Arsdale Educational Campus
School Number: K650
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 1
Council district: 33
Census tract: 519
BIN: 3062135
BBL: 3023300011

About Williamsburg Preparatory School


Address: 257 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
Latitude: 40.715073
Longitude: -73.954754
Phone number: 718-302-2306
Fax number: 718-302-3726
School email: [email protected]
Subway: G to Lorimer St; L to Bedford Ave
Bus: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59

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Upper-Level Opportunities: Government Research Year-Long Seminar Course, Urban Farming, Psychology, Drama, SAT Prep, Creative Writing

Physics, Yearbook, Coding, Advanced Art Studio, Current Events, Computer Technology, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry

Spanish Levels 1-3 and Spanish Culture and Literature

Ninth & Tenth Grade Opportunities: Chemistry, Counter-Culture, Dance, Social Emotional Learning, Guitar, Art, Weight Training, Yoga, and Zumba

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