International High School at Union Square (02M438)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-533-2560
Hours: 09:00am - 03:30pm
Principal: Vadewatie Ramsuchit
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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
International High School at Union Square (Y46A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

We are a small school with immigrant students who come from over 45 different countries and speak over 25 different languages. Our school fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment, and our staff speak different languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. We offer English classes, internships, CUNY College Now Classes, Mentoring, small advisory groups, college exploration, and extensive social work services.

Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents - see eligibility
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 19
<5 / 35
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
International High School at Union Square (Y46A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

56 / 53 (1.06)
5 / 15 (0.33)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

International High School at Union Square has a multicultural student population of recent immigrants, and we see our diversity as an asset. Our mission is to empower students to thrive in a diverse world by helping them learn to collaborate with others and advocate for themselves. To accomplish this, we immerse students in real life based, interdisciplinary projects in a supportive, personalized atmosphere. Students are supported in every class to use English and their home languages to discover new ideas, express opinions and synthesize learning. Our goal is for graduates to identify as global citizens with both rights and responsibilities in the world.

Academic Highlights: Microeconomics, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), College Now Courses @ CUNY Poetry in America, AP Courses Available

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Health Center, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Session

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • School for New Arrivals, which serve students who are new to the country

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Handball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball
Alianza, Peer Tutoring, Art Club, French Heritage Club, Hispanic Heritage, Arts Club (Talent Show) Global Kids (Drumming), City Wide Global Kids, Student Government, Glasswing, KCulture Club, Gaming Club, Music Club, LGBTQ Club, Saturday Academy, Dream Team Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 85% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 80% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 52% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 7.40%
4-Year College 48.90%
Unknown 43.70%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 55.30%
Female 44.70%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.40%
Black 12.10%
Hispanic 74.40%
White 4.70%
Other 1.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 19.20%
White 57.70%
Other 23.10%