College Academy, The (06M462)

549 Audubon Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10040, Manhattan
Phone: 212-342-6110
Hours: 08:00am - 03:40pm
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Subway: 1 to 191st St; A to 190th St
Bus: Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98
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Program Details
Dual Language Spanish (M32B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Dual Language programs are designed to integrate English Language Learners with English-proficient students to receive content instruction in English and a target language.

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) 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 %
Dual Language Spanish (M32B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

21 / 24 (0.88)
4 / 6 (0.67)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

The College Academy is a preparatory school dedicated to providing students with rigorous academics and small class size. Each student receives personalized attention, guidance, and support. Located on the George Washington Campus in Washington Heights, students have access to Advanced Placement (AP) and College Courses to earn free college credits in their junior and senior year. TCA offers tracks in varied academic areas, with fun, engaging extra-curricular activities, sports, and field trips to support all levels of students in reaching their potential. The goal of TCA is to develop a community of literate, self-reliant, high achieving students who are able to transfer their knowledge and skills to real life situations and are prepared to succeed.

Upcoming Events

Academic Highlights: Technology and laptop carts in every classroom. Tracks in STEM & STEAM (3D printers, Robotics, Computer Science Programming, and Software Development) that guide students to college and career readiness and culminate in Advanced Placement classes in Studio, Saturday Academy, After-School Tutoring, Mentoring programs, Bridges classes and socio-emotional supports. Mid-Winter and Spring Break Programs for Regents Prep and credit accumulation., FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer), Art, Biology, Computer Science, Calculus. Language acquisition tracks with AP Courses, Choir, Music, Drama, and Band program., PSAT and SAT preparation classes., Student Success Center to help with college applications, financial aid and scholarship applications., CUNY College Now courses in-house and at campuses earn college credit while in high school.

Other Features: College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: Spanish

School Features:

  • 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), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
ELL Programs
Dual Language: Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Other Sports
Fitness Club, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field
Art, Band, Music, Choir, Drama, Film, Dance, National Art Honor Society, Chess, Video Game Club, Anime, Newspaper Club, Reading/Book Club, Creative Writing, Yearbook Committee, Photography, Student Council, Technology & Digital Design, Peer Mediation, LGBTQ, Big Brother Big Sister, National Honor Society, Robotics, STEM club, Computer Science, coding, PSAL Sports including Varsity & JV Baseball, Softball, Football, Flag Football, Swimming, Cycling, Volleyball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Wrestling, Soccer, and a brand new weight room, and more!
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 78% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 73% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 72% 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 34.90%
4-Year College 37.30%
Other Postsecondary 12.80%
Unknown 15.00%

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Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here:

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 57.10%
Female 42.90%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 10.30%
Hispanic 86.60%
White 1.20%
Other 1.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Hispanic 64.30%
White 21.40%
Other 14.30%