Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (02M308)

350 Grand Street, Manhattan, NY 10002, Manhattan
Phone: 212-505-0143
Email: TPerez10@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:39am - 03:00pm
Principal: Joel Lowy
School Website: https://lomahs.nyc
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/39932
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M308/HS/
Subway: B, D to Grand St; F, J, M, Z to Delancey St
Bus: B39, M1, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9
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LoMA is a small, multicultural college preparatory arts themed school that focuses on academic and artistic development and excellence. We believe that all students are intrinsically curious and capable of achieving at high levels. We support each student's intellectual, emotional, and social growth with the goal of success in a four-year college or career. These expectations require that all students take advanced math and science, AP classes and a sequence of arts classes. To support our students' success at meeting these higher standards, we maintain an intimate, nurturing community with compassionate adults that set and help students reach these high expectations.

Academic Highlights: AP Courses Available, Optional Saturday Academy for Extra Help and Enrichment, 4-Year Art Sequence in Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, or Music

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, 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

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 Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Social Studies (Advanced Placement), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Soccer, Step, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Yoga
Clubs: Girls Who Code, Step and Cheer, Swimming, LGBTQIA+ Society, Student Council, Gaming, Basketball, Fitness
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy(M05R)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

All freshmen complete a one year rotation of the four arts before choosing a major that they focus on for their final three years. As a major of visual arts, dance, drama or music they study the technique and history of their art in social context before participating in a senior internship. Every student takes part in several performances/gallery exhibits prior to graduation. These have taken place at the Whitney, Metropolitan Opera House, Broadway stages and professional recording studios.

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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 20
<5 / 15
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
644 (102) / 95
737 / 95
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (M05R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

81 / 75 (1.08)
21 / 20 (1.05)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 75% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 16% 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:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/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 13.80%
4-Year College 24.60%
Unknown 61.60%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 35.10%
Female 64.90%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 8.50%
Black 30.10%
Hispanic 58.50%
White 1.90%
Other 1.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 61.50%
Other 38.50%