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Williamsburg Preparatory School

Overview written by the school: 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: 96% (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: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 76% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
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: 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: 137
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1656
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 12
Seats 9 SWD: 28
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 315
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): Cheerleading, Chess, College Now, College Trips, Drama, Epic Toast Literary Journal, Flag Football, Gay-Straight Alliance, Global Glimpse, Guitar, International, Middle School Tutoring, National Honor Society, Pace Upward Bound, Peer Mentoring, School Newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Students for Social Responsibility, Technology, Urban Explorers, Urban Farming, Vanguard, Writing Center, Y Scholars
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, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
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, Softball, Volleyball
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): Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 682
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade 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: 301
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 lines near the school: G to Lorimer St; L to Bedford Ave
Bus lines near the school: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59

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Academic opportunities: 

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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