Quest to Learn (02M422)

351 West 18 Street, Manhattan, NY 10011, Manhattan
Phone: 212-488-3645
Hours: 08:10am - 03:00pm
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Quality Snapshot:
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
Quest to Learn Upper School (A25A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning

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 continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • (Group 3) 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 %
Quest to Learn Upper School (A25A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

24 / 85 (0.28)
16 / 23 (0.70)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Quest to Learn is a public 6–12 school open to all students in New York City. We believe that learning happens by doing. Our curricula privileges experiences where students learn, practice, and apply knowledge to systems and problems that exist in the world. Students are challenged to take accelerated courses in middle and high school, explore career interests, and join extracurricular activities so that they graduate with a plan for their future. We believe in the power of great teaching. Young people need the consistent feedback and support of excellent teachers to develop into the adults that will one day inherit our place. Our teachers are expert learners, constantly revising and adjusting their teaching to meet the individual needs of their students. We believe that students design their future. Through our Home Base Advisory program, individualized academic scheduling, and extensive enrichments, students develop the skills to navigate the complexities of adolescence and design the future they aspire to.

Academic Highlights: Students select from art, humanities, and STEM concentration courses, Dual enrollment in college level courses, Academic advisement in students' advisory, College and career plans for all students

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Session

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art - 2D, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Boxing, Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Running Club, Soccer, Table Tennis
Art, Coding, Fitness, Guitar, Percussion, Homework Help, Leadership, Peer Mediation, Peer Tutoring, School Newspaper, Science Club, Student Council, Theater, Video Game Club, Yearbook, Dance, Chinese Culture Club, Spanish Language Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 92% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 37% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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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 16.80%
4-Year College 44.60%
Unknown 38.60%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here:

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 65.00%
Female 35.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.40%
Black 24.50%
Hispanic 45.10%
White 16.20%
Other 4.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 11.50%
Hispanic 11.50%
White 65.40%
Other 11.60%