Humanities Preparatory Academy (02M605)

351 West 18 Street, Manhattan, NY 10011, Manhattan
Phone: 212-929-4433
Hours: 9:00am - 3:25pm
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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
Humanities Preparatory Academy (M99A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Develop intellectual and civic leadership through self-discovery and challenge, with an emphasis on writing, science and math, public speaking, the arts, technology, and community action.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (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 %
Humanities Preparatory Academy (M99A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

100 / 51 (1.96)
17 / 14 (1.21)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Humanities Preparatory Academy is a small and nurturing school founded in 1996 that offers a personalized education to all students. We believe that students learn best through inquiry, discovery and collaboration. Our community is anchored in 7 core values, Respect for the Intellect, Commitment to Democracy, Respect for Humanity, Respect for Diversity, Commitment to Peace and Commitment to Justice. We are college preparatory and prepare students for the rigor of college work while they are still in high school. Students experience a full curriculum of mathematics, sciences, social studies, English, arts and foreign language. We welcome both incoming 9th graders and transfer students in grades 9-12.

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: College Trips, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Summer Internships

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Environmental Science, AP Seminar, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (Advanced Placement), Physics (Advanced Science)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Soccer, Bowling, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling
Visual Arts Club, Debate Team, Chess and Games of Strategy Club, I-CAN Disability Awareness Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Robotics Team, Finance and Business Club, Music Club, Dance Club, Theater Group, Student Council, School Newspaper, Yearbook Committee, Martial Arts Club, Fitness Club, Asian Diaspora Club, Book Club
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 50% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 13% 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
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 15.30%
4-Year College 57.70%
Unknown 27.00%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 48.60%
Female 51.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.70%
Black 15.60%
Hispanic 52.50%
White 18.30%
Other 3.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 47.60%
Other 52.40%