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Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS)

Overview written by the school: The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem opened in 1996 as the first in a national network of all-girls college prep schools. TYWLS nurtures the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and post-secondary success. Our support structures include daily advisory, after-school academic tutoring, and regular contact with parents. The Young Women's Leadership Network supports our school with a wide range of leadership programs. The CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) provides college access support with a full-time CBI college counselor on our staff who guides each of our students through the college application process.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (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: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 79% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 94% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% 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: Young Women's Leadership School
Code: M96A
Program description: TYWLS offers an academically rigorous college-prep program to all our students including opportunities to take higher level math and science classes and a range of AP courses. All students participate in a robust college advising program, The College Bound Initiative, beginning in the 9th grade.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 64
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 624
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 17
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 104
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to District 4 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Initial Filter: GPA of 80 or higher and 90% attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (80-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.3-4.5)
Group Interview (On-Site)
Writing Exercise (On-Site)

Activities

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, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
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, Golf, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: 1
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 480
Start time: 8:40am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: East Harlem South
Neighborhood: East Harlem South

School Number: M895

Community board: 111
Council district: 8
Census tract: 172
BIN: 1052015
BBL: 1016340003

About Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS)

Contacts

Address: 105 EAST 106TH STREET, NEW YORK NY 10029
Latitude: 40.792741
Longitude: -73.947428
Phone number: 212-289-7593
Fax number: 212-289-7728
School email: [email protected]
Website: tywls.org
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; 6 to 103rd St
Bus lines near the school: BxM11, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, M1, M101, M102, M103, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M4, M98

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District Borough Number: 
04M610
Academic opportunities: 

All students engage in an academically rigorous college-prep course of study, with the opportunity to take upper level science and math courses.

Classes use collaborative engagement with intellectually rigorous and interesting content to prepare students to be successful on standardized exams.

Teachers partner with outside organizations to enrich the curriculum with numerous museum visits, theatrical performances, and scientific fieldwork.

Electives include Art classes, Music classes, and computer coding, and a film class taught in conjunction with Metropolis Studios.

Students can take courses for college credit at Hunter College through the College Now program.

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