Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers (02M550)

250 West 18 Street, Manhattan, NY 10011, Manhattan
Phone: 212-691-0934
Hours: 8:01am - 2:20pm
Principal: Rhonda Huegel
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Subway: 1 to 18th St; 2, 3, F, M to 6th Av; A, C, E, L to 14th St
Bus: M1, M11, M12, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M2, M20, M23-SBS, M3, M55, M7, SIM10, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28
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Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers (LHS) is a small transfer high school serving new immigrant students or students that still require English acquisition in grades 9 through 12. Liberty offers a stand alone English program only. Our school community is dedicated to educating students from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds while celebrating our diversity. Liberty High School works with our Community Based Organization to offer students unique opportunities around New York City. This includes Learn to Work opportunities, college visits, career fairs, and recreational activities when school is closed. LHS is part of AP4ALL and CS4ALL. There are several Advanced Placement courses offered during the school day. We have an active Robotics Team, College Office, Arts Collaborative program, successful Running Club, active Alumni Association, and peer mentoring. We believe in supporting our students through after school programs, Saturday Regents Prep and a two year SIFE program.

Academic Highlights: Learn to Work, Robotics, AP4ALL & CS4ALL Programs, Peer Mentoring, National Honor Society

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Dress Code, Extended Day, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Saturday Programs, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Transfer School, which serve students aged 16 to 21 who have fallen behind in credits or left school for an extended period of time

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science)
Diploma Endorsements
NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Running Club, Zumba
Liberty High School offers a variety of activities for its students that focuses on their achievements and success. We work with a community based organization, Catholic Charities that provides Learn to Work for our students. This includes job shadowing and paid internships. Catholic Charities provides activities after school and when schools are closed for holidays. We offer journalism to keep our online newspaper going in both English and or your home language. Our Robotics Team is always looking for new talent. To support our Robotics Team, LHS is now part of Computer Science for ALL. This grows our already successful AP4ALL program. Our peer mentoring program "LILO" provides Hispanic males with extra support and the Alumni Association provides seniors and graduates with career and college connections. LHS has a running club, need shoes? we got you covered!
Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers(A39A)

We offer a warm and welcoming environment to newcomer students or to newcomer ENL 9th and 10th students who are struggling in their current high school placement. LHS offers a SIFE program to those at risk and or are returning to the academic setting.

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 - see eligibility
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
14 / 8
<5 / 0
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
67 (10) / 50
62 / 50
Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers (A39A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

9 / 39 (0.23)
1 / 11 (0.09)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 63% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 90% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 38% 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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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys:

Academic Summary & Data (-1-)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
College Aptitude
Unknown 100.00%

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This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports:

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