James Baldwin School, The (02M313)

351 West 18 Street, Manhattan, NY 10011, Manhattan
Phone: 212-627-2812
Email: admissions@baldwinnyc.org
Hours: -
School Website: https://www.thejamesbaldwinschool.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45386
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M313/HS/
Subway: 1 to 18th St; A, C, E, L to 14th St
Bus: M11, M12, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7, SIM1C, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C
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It is our objective at the James Baldwin School to support all students to find their voice and to speak knowledgeably and thoughtfully on issues that concern their school and their world. Additionally, we aim to provide a haven for students who may have previously experienced school as unresponsive to their needs as individuals. We aid students in this endeavor by personalizing our learning situations; by democratizing and humanizing the school environment; and by creating a “talking culture” — an atmosphere of intellectual and emotionally-aware discourse among students and faculty.

Academic Highlights: Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • Transfer School, which serve students aged 16 to 21 who have fallen behind in credits or left school for an extended period of time
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited])
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Campus-wide PSAL
Our outside credit offerings and extracurricular programs stem from longstanding and new partnerships alike. Affiliate organizations have included New York Live Arts, Hudson River Sailing, Project Rousseau, High Line Climate Art, Opening Act, Trans Boxing, The Cipher Group, Possibility Project, Take Two Film Academy, Integral Yoga Institute, American Museum of Natural History, TEU at Barnard College, NYU Law, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center.
The James Baldwin School(A41A)

Transfer high schools are designed to serve students who, based on their grade or age, are off-track to accumulate enough academic credits to meet high school graduation requirements. Only applicants ranked by the school will receive an offer.
  • (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 %
The James Baldwin School (A41A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

16 / 20 (0.80)
1 / 5 (0.20)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 43% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 87% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 8% 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 (-1-)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
College Aptitude
Unknown 100.00%

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 (-1-)
Student Population:
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Other 100.00%