Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts (03M415)

215 West 114 Street, Manhattan, NY 10026, Manhattan
Phone: 212-749-5800
Email: info@wadleigharts.org
Hours: 08:00am - 02:45pm
School Website: https://wadleigharts.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41773
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/03M415/HS/
Subway: 2, 3 to 110th St-Central Park North; B, C to 116th St
Bus: M1, M10, M102, M11, M116, M2, M3, M4, M7
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Program Details
Vocal Music (M26R)
Performing Arts

This program exposes students to music theory, history, and voice techniques. Students perform in a variety of genres: classical, jazz, Broadway, gospel, and popular music. The Wadleigh Chamber Choir has performed at: Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater, Barclay Center, Riverside Church, National Chorale Festival, Manhattan Borough Arts Festival, Songs of Solomon Gospel Choir, NYC All-City Chorus, NYC Summer Arts Institute, Metropolitan Opera, National Chorale, and Lincoln Center Jazz.

Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (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 %
Vocal Music (M26R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

21 / 25 (0.84)
3 / 7 (0.43)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a nurturing and unique environment which offers distinct programs that equally prepare students for college and career readiness as well as an Arts endorsed diploma. Our Performing and Visual Arts Program offers majors in: Dance, Theater Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music and Visual Arts, which require individual auditions. Our varied internships and partnerships expose our students to careers and interests in both the performing and visual arts.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available, CLEP EXAMS, Diploma Endorsements Available, AP Courses Available

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Math (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Boys PSAL Sports
Girls PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Double Dutch, Fitness Club, Step, Volleyball
Art Club, Cooking Club, Fashion Club, LGBTQ+ Alliance, Yearbook
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 74% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 18% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
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 15.60%
4-Year College 31.10%
Unknown 53.30%

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 26.60%
Female 73.40%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.30%
Black 40.10%
Hispanic 54.20%
White 2.40%
Other 3.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 39.50%
Hispanic 13.20%
White 36.80%
Other 10.50%