550 Short Avenue NY, NY 10004

As a resident of New York City, you have more high school options than students in any other city in the country. There are over 700 programs at over 400 high schools from which to choose — deciding which ones meet your needs and interests will be challenging.

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ADMISSIONS GUIDE

 

The New York Harbor School

550 Short Avenue

New York, New York 10004

 212 458 0800

on Governors Island

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our

website

The first step is to learn about Harbor School  . . .  its mission, its history, and its future.  You can do this by surfing the school’s web site, and we encourage you to take your time as you look around.

 

One of the guiding principles of the High School

Admissions Process is that students in New York City are empowered to rank schools and programs that accurately reflect their preferences.  Take advantage of this opportunity by exploring the hundreds of high schools available to you and rank the high schools that best fit your interests.

As you surf our website, you may want to consider the following questions:

Could I imagine myself attending Harbor School?

 

Would I look forward to going to school every day?

 

Am I excited about the school’s curriculum?

 

Do the classes and programs interest me?

 

Would I be willing to travel to Governors Island every day?

 

Would I enjoy spending time on, in, or near the water?

Your answers to these questions will likely give you a better sense of your interest in Harbor School, but its ok if you are not able to answer all of these questions just yet.  They are only the first set of many questions you will ask yourself as you continue the admissions process.

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a

video

The best ambassadors for any school are its students, so we caught up with a few of ours and asked them the questions we hear most often from potential applicants. Watch as they  share stories with us about their on-water experiences, and tell us what it’s like to go to Harbor School.

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for an

open house

Fall 2017 dates:

9/27

10/11

11/1

11/15

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Our waitlist is now full. Please check back in the spring.

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We encourage you to come see us on Governors Island. On your visit, you will tour the school, hear from representatives of the Admissions Team, and have your questions answered by current students and teachers. You will get to see our main campus with views of the Upper New York Bay and surrounding cityscapes; our custom-built marine science labs and technology workshops and our Marine Affairs, Science and Technology (MAST) Center.

Now that you have surfed our website, watched students share stories about their on-water experiences, visited our school and connected with us through Facebook and Twitter, and introduced yourself, it is time to talk with your parents, family, and teachers. Together, talk about your interests and needs and ask them to help you decide if Harbor School is right for you.

 

Are you seeking a marine science or technology certification?

Is hand-on learning important to you?

 

Are you okay with a long commute?

 

Do you want to learn to row, sail, fish or repair boats?

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your family

and teachers

Are you

interested in

restoring the local environment?

 

Harbor School does not generally admit students in Grades 10, 11, or 12.  On rare occasion, a seat may become available in these grade levels.  If you are interested in applying to Harbor School as a transfer applicant, please contact the Admissions Team for more information.

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harbor

school

Program Code: K51A or K51B

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550 Short Avenue

NY, NY 10004

 212 458 0800

Admission

Scroll down to learn more about admission to The New York Harbor School.

Now that you have surfed our website, watched students share stories about their on-water experiences, visited our school and connected with us through Facebook and Twitter, and introduced yourself, it is time to talk with your parents, family, and teachers. Together, talk about your interests and needs and ask them to help you decide if Harbor School is right for you.

 

Are you seeking a marine science or technology certification?

Is hand-on learning important to you?

 

Are you okay with a long commute?

 

Do you want to learn to row, sail, fish or repair boats?