Dreamyard Preparatory School (09X329)

240 East 172 Street, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-410-4242
Email: mvasquez@dreamyard.com
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
Principal: Anthony Santiago
School Website: https://www.dyprep.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43363
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X329/HS/
Subway: 4 to Mt Eden Av; B, D to 170th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx18A, Bx18B, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, BxM4
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Dreamyard Prep (DYP) provides rigorous academic and arts focused curricula that emphasize problem solving and critical thinking while deepening students’ understanding of all subjects. In 9th grade & 10th grade, students get the opportunity to choose an arts elective class each semester, which includes visual art, dance, vocal music, and theater. DYP also uses Restorative Justice practices to address social-emotional needs and mediation circles to address conflict, helping us to create a caring and safe school community. Our school is a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Technology and Education - two of our city's fastest growing and highest-paid industries.

Academic Highlights: Academic Support: morning and after-school tutoring, CUNY College Now, college and career days, SAT prep, Saturday Academy, ELL Summer Intensive, peer tutoring, FutureReadyNYC: Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher), Social/Emotional Support: Restorative Practices, Advisory Program (Life-ready classes), and Peer-to-peer mentoring, Electives and other opportunities: Peer-to-Peer Tutoring, Peer Group Connection (PGC), Advisory/Life-Ready classes, Arts Majors (Dance, Choral Music, Theater, Visual Arts), National Honor Society, Internships/Work-based learning, and more

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internships Available, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), 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, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

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 Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, Econ/Gov (Advanced Placement), Physics (Advanced Science)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Flag Football
Arts Sharing After School Arts Programming: Dance, Music, Theater Production , Chess Club, ENL/Literacy Support , Fandom Korner (AnimeManga Club), Haus of Alliance Club (Gay Straight AllianceGSA) , Nakama Club, Math Support, Young Men's Empowerment Group , Young Women's Empowerment Group
DreamYard Preparatory School(Y21A)
Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Students will take arts classes each year of high school. In 9th and 10th Grades, students take an Arts Elective Class each semester in Choral Music, Dance, Theater, or Visual Arts. In 11th and 12th grades, students choose a major in one of these areas. Each semester, students are expected to participate in an arts exhibition or performance. Students with a strong interest in the arts can participate in summer intensives in their area of choice.

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) 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
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
<5 / 14
<5 / 10
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
462 (73) / 108
514 / 115
DreamYard Preparatory School (Y21A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

55 / 86 (0.64)
18 / 22 (0.82)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 64% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 52% 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 24.60%
4-Year College 26.40%
Other Postsecondary 3.50%
Unknown 45.50%

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 51.10%
Female 48.90%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.30%
Black 28.10%
Hispanic 69.80%
White 0.90%
Other 0.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 26.90%
Hispanic 34.60%
White 26.90%
Other 11.60%