Columbia Secondary School (05M362)

425 West 123 Street, Manhattan, NY 10027, Manhattan
Phone: 212-666-1278
Hours: 8:00am - 2:26pm
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Quality Snapshot:
Subway: 1 to 116th St-Columbia University; A, B, C, D to 125th St
Bus: M10, M100, M101, M104, M11, M116, M125, M2, M3, M4, M5, M60-SBS, M7
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Columbia Secondary School (CSS) is a school serving grades six through twelve which specializes in academically talented students who have an interest in a selective and demanding program focusing on math, science, and engineering. CSS immerses students in science and math as a way of making sense of the world. Learning experiences focus on active exploration of major concepts, ideas, and theories that respond to life's big questions. Our students become aware of their responsibilities to their communities and to the world. At CSS, students engage in their own explorations so that they may experience the excitement of discovery.

Academic Highlights: Students take Philosophy, Engineering, Spanish, Creative Arts, and an Elective- Math, Science, and Engineering Program, Humanities sequence includes Philosophy coursework- Electives in the Sciences and Creative Arts, Focus on sustainability and community service, Access to Columbia University facilities and may participate in early college study on campus

Other Features: Dress Code, Extended Day Program, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat

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 Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Calculus (Advanced Math), Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Science (Advanced Placement), Science (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Latin, Russian, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Rugby, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball
Columbia Secondary School(A15A)
Science & Math

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (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 %
Columbia Secondary School (A15A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,618 / 88 (18.39)
119 / 24 (4.96)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 10% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 19% 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 9.30%
4-Year College 82.40%
Unknown 8.30%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 51.75%
Female 48.25%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 7.70%
Black 21.20%
Hispanic 38.90%
White 28.40%
Other 3.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 14.90%
White 63.80%
Other 21.30%