Art and Design High School (02M630)

231-249 East 56 Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-752-4340
Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm
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Subway: 4, 5, N, Q, R to 59th St; 6, E, M to Lexington Av-53rd St
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Program Details
Digital Arts (M60R)
Visual Art & Design

9th grade: Design Foundations. 10th grade: select CTE major from Animation, Digital Photography and Graphic Design. Technical assessment required for CTE certification. Upper grade students can apply for AP courses in Graphic Design. All digital portfolios are evaluated by industry professionals. Opportunities to learn from industry professionals during in class presentations and workshops. Visits to various design studios. Opportunities for job shadowing, mentorship and internships.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Open 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 %
Digital Arts (M60R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

559 / 106 (5.27)
111 / 29 (3.83)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Art & Design prepares students for careers in the arts and beyond. Our CTE programs include Film/Video, Photography, Animation, Architectural and Graphic Design, Illustration, Fashion, and Cartooning. Our instruction positions students for acclaimed awards and scholarships and facilitates entry into choice colleges. Teachers develop curriculum collaboratively with industry partners and colleagues in higher education. We partner with major design and marketing firms (BBDO, WarnerMedia/HBO and Movement Strategy to name a few) that provide hands-on, practical applications of the visual arts in commercial settings.Students learn Adobe Suite and AutoCAD programs required for their field of study and achieve professional certification. We offer a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP), CUNY College Now courses, and electives based on student voice and interest. Students are engaged in hundreds of internship sites which align to the visual arts, civics, core disciplines, and personal vision for learning. Our mission is to prepare students for college and career readiness through hands on studio work and challenging academics.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Animation, Apparel Design, Architectural Design, Cartooning/Sequential Art, Commercial Photography, Film and Video Production, Graphic Design, Illustration

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, 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 Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fencing, Step
African Studies, Animation, Art & Design Newscast, Art and Design Podcast, Circuit Training, Cartooning, Cartoonime, Cheer Squad, Chess, AND Creative Agency, 3D Printing/Sculpture, Dance, Debate, Drama, Draw-A-Thon, Dungeons & Dragons, The expAND Club, Fashion Design, Fashion Show, Film Festival, Game Design, Girl Hack, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Green Team, Literacy Arts Journal, Men of Impact, Murals, Mythical Club, Newspaper, National Honor Society, Painting, Philosophy, Sewing, Student Exhibitions in Kenny Gallery, Step Team, Tech Team, Yearbook, WE Program, Womens United and a range of paid Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 82% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 39% 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 18.20%
4-Year College 56.20%
Other Postsecondary 4.80%
Unknown 20.80%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 33.30%
Female 66.60%
Other 0.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 9.80%
Black 13.70%
Hispanic 40.90%
White 26.50%
Other 9.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 12.20%
Black 13.30%
Hispanic 11.20%
White 60.20%
Other 3.10%