Union Square Academy for Health Sciences (02M533)

40 Irving Place, Manhattan, NY 10003, Manhattan
Phone: 212-253-3110
Email: Admissions@unionsquareacademy.org
Hours: 8:20am - 2:41pm
School Website: https://Unionsquareacademy.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/48205
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/02M533/HS/
Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square
Bus: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68
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This is a small CTE high school with big dreams of helping students prepare for health careers not only in pharmacy and dentistry, but also in many other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas. The focus on STEM helps students market their skills in the growing job industries. Our unique project-based instructional approach uses activities that engage students' interest and motivation as they solve problems using an inquiry approach. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom.

Academic Highlights: Community Partners: Vineyard Theater; Battery Dance Company; Cleary Law Firm, NYU College of Dentistry, St. John's University, Work-Based Learning Program: 12th grade students participate in internships in the healthcare industry (hospitals, dental clinics, pharmacies), Experiential Learning: Students complete projects and activities that reflect the real-world tasks of professionals in health science careers., CTE program(s): Dental Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy, Advisory Program: Peer Group Connection for 9th grade and iMentor program for 11th, and 12th grade into Freshman year of college., College Bound Initiative (CBI): CBI counselors ensure awareness, access, and financial aid awards for college bound students.

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships, Summer Session

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 Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Biology (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Other (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])
Languages Offered
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance, Running Club, Step, Track and Field, Yoga
Anime Club, Board Game Club, Chess Club, Cinema Club, Creative Wellness Club, Equity Team, Game Club, Basketball Club, Hip Hop Dance Team, Key Club, Photography Club, Step Team, Student Government, Track Club, Video Game Club,
Pharmacy Technician(A33A)
Health Professions

Students who are interested in becoming a pharmacy technician can acquire certification as approved by state. You will complete four years of courses, which include a Career and Financial Management course, and an internship in the pharmacy area. You will need to pass Pharmacy Technician Examination by senior year.

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
Dental Laboratory Technician(A33B)
Health Professions

Students who wish to enter the dental field can acquire certification by completing the Dental Laboratory Technician program in high school, complete four years of courses which include Career and Financial Management, with 150 hours of internship time in the dental field. You will also need to pass the NOCTI Dental Laboratory Technician examination to get certification.

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 %
Dental Laboratory Technician (A33B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

46 / 25 (1.84)
11 / 7 (1.57)
Offers - Waitlist
Pharmacy Technician (A33A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

67 / 60 (1.12)
7 / 17 (0.41)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 62% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 69% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 77% 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 24.20%
4-Year College 46.30%
Unknown 29.50%

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 28.90%
Female 71.10%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 12.30%
Black 18.20%
Hispanic 59.60%
White 5.90%
Other 4.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 14.70%
Hispanic 26.50%
White 38.20%
Other 20.60%