Manhattan Business Academy (02M392)

351 West 18 Street, Manhattan, NY 10011, Manhattan
Phone: 212-647-1983
Email: info@mbanyc.org
Hours: 08:45am - 03:15pm
School Website: https://manhattanbusinessacademy.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42233
Admissions Information: https://www.mbanyc.org/eventsnews
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M392/HS/
Subway: 1 to 18th St; A, C, E, L to 14th St
Bus: M11, M12, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7, SIM1C, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C
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Program Details
Manhattan Business Academy General Program (A12A)
Business

All students take a rigorous Regents and college-preparatory curriculum. They are academically, socially, and emotionally supported by a strong advisory program and dedicated college counselors (through the College Bound Initiative). We promote a diverse student body.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
381
402
    Grade 12 Students
86
96
    Grade 11 Students
95
93
    Grade 10 Students
99
107
    Grade 9 Students
101
106
Graduation %
93
93
College %
59
70
Manhattan Business Academy General Program (A12A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

164 / 85 (1.93)
33 / 23 (1.43)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Manhattan Business Academy is a selective small college preparatory high school located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. We have an innovative, engaging, and rigorous curriculum that makes learning enjoyable and applicable to real life. We also pride ourselves in our nurturing environment, with a tight-knit community and a strong advisory program. At MBA, every student is cared for and known well by everybody making them even more successful. We have many connections with prestigious businesses and organizations for internships and pre-college programs. Culminating in their senior year, students get the opportunity to compete with schools all over the world in business competitions. Students may apply to one of two programs (or both in order of preference.) Manhattan Business Academy’s General Program, with a well rounded college preparatory curriculum or the Entrepreneurship Accelerated Program, which has a special rigorous emphasis on business.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise, Entrepreneurship Accelerated Program for students ready for a rigorous course load, Pre-AP, AP and College Now classes offered on campus

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced Placement), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Table Tennis
Activities
Art Club, Business Club, CHILL Snowboarding Club, Hudson Sailing Club, Dance Team, Fitness Club, Guitar Club, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 72% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.86%
Academic Engagement 
  72.50%
Safety 
  83.22%
Bully Prevention 
  79.38%
Inclusivity 
  91.10%
Mental Support 
  79.30%
Environment 
  80.00%
Post-School Support 
  87.44%
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
  92.67%
School Satisfaction 
  98.00%
Student Behavior 
  81.33%
Student Support 
  96.53%
School Leadership 
  97.60%
Instructional Clarity 
  96.40%
Instructional Development 
  97.12%
Post-School Support 
  97.88%
Family Responses - 14% responded
Education 
  94.50%
Teacher Support 
  85.83%
Safety 
  99.33%
School Community 
  89.67%
School Leadership 
  95.36%
Post-School Support 
  94.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  92.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  63
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  56
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  39.30%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  425
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  440
Postsecondary
2-Year College 13.80%
4-Year College 54.20%
Unknown 32.00%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 53.30%
Female 46.70%
English Language Learners:
  8.90%
Students with IEPs:
  23.10%
Economic Need Index:
  88.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.50%
Black 27.30%
Hispanic 63.00%
White 3.40%
Other 1.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 15.60%
Black 15.60%
White 56.30%
Other 12.50%
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