Professional Performing Arts High School (PPAS) (02M408)

328 West 48 Street, Manhattan, NY 10036, Manhattan
Phone: 212-247-8652
Email: admissions@ppasshare.org
Hours: 8:15am - 3:30pm
School Website: https://www.ppasnyc.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41677
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M408/HS/
Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, S to 42nd St; B, D to 7th Av; C, E to 50th St; F, M to 47-50th Sts Rockefeller Center; GS to Times Square; N, Q, R to 49th St
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Program Details
Classical Vocal Music (M81K)
Performing Arts

In partnership with National Chorale, students attend conservatory classes in vocal technique, sight reading, musicianship, ear training, and ensemble singing. Students study an extensive vocal repertory, music history, theory, performance technique, and movement for singers. Students participate in ensemble and solo performances throughout the year. Audition Location: PPAS, 328 West 48th Street.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
445
464
    Grade 12 Students
111
114
    Grade 11 Students
116
112
    Grade 10 Students
112
123
    Grade 9 Students
106
115
Graduation %
100
99
College %
73
68
Classical Vocal Music (M81K)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

59 / 24 (2.46)
10 / 6 (1.67)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Located in the heart of Manhattan's theater district, this small, personalized school partners with top-rated New York City Arts organizations to provide professional-level training in the performing arts and a competitive academic program. Recognized for our unique arts instruction, we attract master performers and industry players that help guide our students toward the most competitive colleges and conservatories. Our special relationships with local organizations provide access to some of the most modern training facilities in New York City. Our unique combination of arts and academics provides an engaging school environment that recognizes that students excel in all areas when provided with programs that recognize their passions.

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, Extended Day Program, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants 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 Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Arts
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 40% responded
Academic Rigor 
  74.14%
Academic Engagement 
  54.17%
Safety 
  72.78%
Bully Prevention 
  63.75%
Inclusivity 
  87.50%
Mental Support 
  63.30%
Environment 
  62.18%
Post-School Support 
  77.82%
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
  76.67%
School Satisfaction 
  77.17%
Student Behavior 
  57.56%
Student Support 
  86.47%
School Leadership 
  85.07%
Instructional Clarity 
  69.20%
Instructional Development 
  80.18%
Post-School Support 
  90.27%
Family Responses - 21% responded
Education 
  83.63%
Teacher Support 
  75.67%
Safety 
  89.00%
School Community 
  79.22%
School Leadership 
  85.91%
Post-School Support 
  85.50%

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. %
  100.00%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  72
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  52
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  100.00%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  486
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  531
Postsecondary
2-Year College 0.90%
4-Year College 70.20%
Other Postsecondary 0.90%
Unknown 28.00%

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 22.70%
Female 77.30%
English Language Learners:
  0.40%
Students with IEPs:
  18.20%
Economic Need Index:
  44.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 6.50%
Black 21.10%
Hispanic 28.50%
White 39.60%
Other 4.30%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 15.60%
White 71.90%
Other 12.50%
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