Harbor School is located on Governors Island, just minutes by ferry from Lower Manhattan.  Its unique location in the heart of New York Harbor provides an ideal learning environment for students interested in hands-on training in marine science and technology.

Mailing Address

New York Harbor School
Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7
10 South Street
New York, NY 10004

Physical Address

New York Harbor School
Governors Island
550 Short Avenue


Ferry Information

The ferry operates between the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Dock on Governors Island.  The trip is approximately 8 minutes in duration.

Students, faculty, and staff are provided with Harbor School Identification Cards that allow them access to the ferry and to Governors Island during the school year.  Parents and visitors who would like access to the ferry should contact the school’s Main Office at (212) 458-0800 ext. 2132.

Transit Connections

The Battery Maritime Building is accessible by the New York City subway: 1Train train to South Ferry, RTrain train to Whitehall/South Ferry, or the 4Train 5Train trains to Bowling Green.  New York City bus service to Lower Manhattan includes: M5, M20, M15, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4.

Interactive Map

The ferry to Governors Island is located at the Marker-A marker in Lower Manhattan.  Harbor School is located at the Marker-B marker on Governors Island.  Use the directional arrows on the left navigation bar to reorient the map.

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