High School for Language and Diplomacy, The (02M399)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-253-2480
Email: NCapellan5@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
School Website: https://hsflad.enschool.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44017
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M399/HS/
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68
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Program Details
High School for Language and Diplomacy (A11A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Through a challenging academic program that provides opportunities for public service and global awareness, our students learn the craft of international diplomacy while developing their technological and communication skills. Students also have the opportunity to achieve proficiency in Mandarin through an intensive, engaging program designed for students of all levels, including those who have never studied the language before.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
High School for Language and Diplomacy (A11A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

20 / 105 (0.19)
1 / 29 (0.03)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The High School for Language and Diplomacy (LAD) offers a college-preparatory education. Our college preparatory pathway offers a four-year sequence including Advanced Placement Classes including AP Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and AP English Literature, AP Psychology, AP US History, AP US Government and Politics. We offer Mandarin and Spanish as our World Language options. As a Future Ready School, our Marketing and Entrepreneurship pathway program engages students in career-connected and college preparatory courses including Career Awareness (open to all LAD students), Computer Applications, AP Computer Science, Marketing, Personal Finance, and Virtual Enterprise, as well as opportunities for mentorships, paid internships and job shadow experiences. HSLAD provides Advisory to all students. All entering students are matched to an advisor and an advisory group that they stay with throughout their four years of high school. The advisor serves as the academic point person for each student and their family. Participation in community service is also an expectation and a component of Advisory, and advisory groups. Advisories complete one or more collective community service projects throughout their 4 years together. Students engage in restorative justice circles in advisory and have the opportunity to participate in the DREAM Peer Mediation Program. Incoming freshman also participate in a series of preparatory workshops for advance studies in advisory. All students work with the College Advisor on career and college preparation activities during advisory. The High School for Language and Diplomacy encourages student leadership through Student Government, Advisory Leaders, Peer Group Mentoring (PGC), National Honor Society, Student-led Peer Tutoring Program, Student Equity Team, Student Publications – Ladirature, School Leadership Team, Student-led Parent Teacher Conferences, and student-led heritage celebrations. Our many student club activities include Gaming, Anime, Film, Drama, Dance, Media & Arts and Educators Rising (a teacher preparation program for high school students). These club activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom and offer students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context. Annual school wide activities include PGC Potluck Day, school wide ice-skating trip, talent show, Broadway shows, staff vs. student tournaments (volleyball, dodge ball, basketball), school spirit weeks, cultural heritage celebrations, and school wide community service events. Campus-wide PSAL sports teams include: Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball, Boys Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Basketball, Girls Varsity Basketball, Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Softball, Boys Varsity Volleyball, and Coed Varsity Handball.

Academic Highlights: FutureReadyNYC: Business & Finance ( Marketing Specialist), Marketing and Entrepreneurship Pathway Program; Virtual Enterprise; World Languages; Arts Electives: Visual Arts, Drama, Film Studies;, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), Calculus (Advanced Math), AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Weekend Programs

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 Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP United States History, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (Advanced Placement), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club,
LAD Dance Team, Educators Rising Future Teachers Program, Debate Club, Film Club, Anime Club, Gaming Club, Fitness Club, Dramatic Arts and Talent Show, Stage Crew, Student Government, Yearbook Commitee, National Honor Society, Student Equity Team, Arts & Media Club, Peer Tutoring Program, Peer Mediators Program, Student Podcast Crew, Senior Council, LADirature StudentLed Publication,
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 93% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 11% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 18.70%
4-Year College 30.70%
Unknown 50.60%

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 47.00%
Female 53.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.90%
Black 22.50%
Hispanic 59.60%
White 6.60%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 53.30%
Other 46.70%