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What We Do


The World is your Oyster

New York Harbor School combines Traditional Academics with Career and Technical Education (CTE) to provide a unique college preparatory program built upon maritime experience.


Student Life

"I went into this program thinking I was going to be learning things like ‘How fast does a fish swim?' But it’s more about learning how science works and how it affects the world. It’s taught me a lot of things that have gone far beyond just an academic environment.”
Current Student
Students helping with oyster restoration, photo by Benjamin Von Wong

Parents and Caregivers are an integral part of the Harbor School community.
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Getting here

The ferry to Governors Island operates between the Battery Maritime Building (BMB) in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Dock on Governors Island. The trip is approximately 8 minutes in duration. The BMB Is accessible by the subway; the 1 train to South Ferry, R train to Whitehall/South Ferry, and the 4 or 5 trains to Bowling Green. Bus service to Lower Manhattan includes: M5, M20, M15, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4. The school is located 550 Short Avenue on Governors Island, about a seven minute walk from Soissons Dock.


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Soissons Landing photo by David Kidd
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