NYC Specialized High School Overview

Which New York City specialized high school is right for you?

Bronx High School of Science

Location: 75 West 205 St. Bronx, NY 10468
Number of Students: 2,608
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics and science
Advanced Courses: Mathematics, life sciences, physical sciences and fine arts
More: Students are provided opportunities for independent research along with extracurricular activities including orchestra and vocal music programs. Bronx Science has had more than twice as many finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search than any other school in the nation.
Website: Bronx High School of Science

Brooklyn Latin

Location: 325 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Number of Students: Approximately 125 students (800 at full capacity)
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Humanities
Website: Brooklyn Latin School

Brooklyn Technical High School

Location: S.Elliot Pl.and DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Number of Students: 4,026
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics, science, engineering and computers
More: All students take an academic core in the 9th and 10th grades and then choose from 1 of 12 major areas of concentration, ranging from Aerospace Engineering and Architecture to Graphic Communications and Computer Applications.
Website: Brooklyn Technical High School

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Location: 100 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023
Number of Students: 2,566
Criteria for Admission: Audition or Portfolio
Special Emphasis: Visual and performing arts
More: The movie Fame (originally released in 1980, and remade in 2009) and the TV Series Fame both dramatized student life at the School of Performing Arts prior to its merger into LaGuardia High School, and an Off-Broadway show of Fame was produced in 2003–2004.
Website: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College

Location: 138th St. and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031
Number of Students: 107*
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics, engineering and science
Advanced Courses: Writing and composition, history and literature, language and the arts
More: Students can complete high school requirements in their 3rd year of study and enroll in college level courses during their fourth year. Enrichment opportunities include school publications and academic competitions such as Math Team, Science Olympiad and Robotics.
Website: High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College

High School of American Studies at Lehman College

Location: Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468
Number of Students: 62*
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: American history
Curriculum: Four years of English, mathematics, science and foreign languages
More: Students can engage in independent research with Lehman College faculty members, participate in internships in specialized programs, gain proficiency in a foreign language, and complement their high school course of study with college-level courses and seminars.
Website: High School of American Studies at Lehman College

Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Location: 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451
Number of Students: 103*
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics, science, and technology education
Curriculum: Science research, mathematics research or technology education
More: Students are assigned to Research Project Advisors throughout their four years of high school. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in college classes during their fourth year of high school and those interested in careers in medicine are eligible for York College's Bridge to Medicine Program.
Website: Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

Staten Island Technical High School

Location: 485 Clawson Street Staten Island, NY 10306
Number of Students: 732
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics, science, computers, engineering and the humanities
More: Facilities include state of-the-art science, engineering and computer laboratories in addition to partnerships with College of Staten Island, St. John’s University, GLOBE, LEGO Robotics, and more. Staten Island Tech has a strong dedication to preparing students for college admissions with a wide range of advance placement courses along with student leadership, peer mediation, and conflict resolution programs.
Website: Staten Island Technical High School

Stuyvesant High School

Location: 345 Chambers St., New York, NY, 10282
Number of Students: 3,044
Criteria for Admission: SHSAT Score
Special Emphasis: Mathematics, science and technology
More: Advanced Placement courses are offered along with mechanical arts and music programs. Extensive extracurricular programs offered including 22 athletic teams, 13 major publications and active student government. Currently ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation.
Website: Stuyvesant High School

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