Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School (02M139)

439 West 49Th Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, Manhattan
Phone: 212-399-3520
Hours: 08:00am - 02:39pm
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Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, S to 42nd St; B, D to 7th Av; C, E to 50th St; N, Q, R to 49th St
Bus: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, M7, SIM22, SIM25, SIM26, SIM30, SIM8, SIM8X
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Stephen T. Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School is a multiple pathways school founded in partnership with the National Park Service. At Mather, students can prepare for college with our many advanced placement courses and project-based learning and/or learn a skilled trade such as carpentry, masonry, landscape management, and decorative finishing as part of our historic preservation CTE program. Our school is a safe, caring environment that supports the social emotional needs of our students through our advisory program, restorative practices, and dedication to our core values. We offer many extracurricular activities such as work-based learning trips, clubs, and PSAL sports. Mather High School strives to provide a supportive and sustaining educational community that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. We use data to consistently identify the institutional barriers, including racism and bias, that contribute to disparate educational outcomes within our school community and system at large. This work is continuous, requiring reflection and commitment to secure the best outcomes for all students. We work towards sustaining a community where collaboration is the norm, student voice is uplifted, and all community stakeholders work together to build stronger relationships and instructional practices to ensure equity, access, and positive outcomes for all students.

Academic Highlights: Advisory, Historic Preservation Courses in Carpentry, Landscape Mngmt, Decorative Finishing, CTE program(s): Building Arts, AP Courses Available, Virtual Enterprise

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community Service Expected, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, 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 English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Fitness Club, Martial Arts, Yoga, Intramural Basketball
Music Studio, Love is Love Club, Photography Club, Muslim Student Alliance, Student Dispatch Newsletter, Carpentry Club, Horticulture, Rewards Trips, Crochet Club, Cooking Club, Board Games Club, Urban Culture Club, and more...
Building Arts/Carpentry & Landscape Management in Historic Preservation(M18A)

This is a hands-on/minds-on nine-credit CTE sequence in Historic Preservation: Intro to Historic Preservation (9); Landscape Mgmt. I & II, (10); Building Arts-Decorative Finishing and Carpentry (11); Adv. Building Arts-Carpentry/Masonry (12). Students must participate in apx. Fourteen work-based learning trips, complete an internship and a final CTE performance assessment. Students will work with wood, bricks, stone, and plants, often OUTSIDE in ALL types of weather, and they WILL occasionally get dirty!

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (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 %
Building Arts/Carpentry & Landscape Management in Historic Preservation (M18A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

65 / 85 (0.76)
31 / 23 (1.35)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 33% 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 14.20%
4-Year College 23.90%
Unknown 61.90%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 52.70%
Female 47.00%
Other 0.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 2.70%
Black 29.10%
Hispanic 63.60%
White 3.50%
Other 1.10%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 20.00%
Hispanic 14.30%
White 54.30%
Other 11.40%