Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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English Language Learners including Asian/Chinese, Latin American/Dominican, other recent immigrants, as well as American born students ages 17-21 who are under credited, overage.

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  • 9-12
  • Manhattan

What makes us unique
We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in academically rigorous lessons that demand thinking at a variety of cognitive levels, and when they feel supported, encouraged and challenged with curriculum that is relevant to their lives.
Ideal candidate fit
Planning and refining curricula is inherent in our school culture. LESP was a school established to meet the needs of a diverse student population, the majority of whom have always been newly arrived immigrants and English language learners.
you believe lesson planning, inquiry and refinement take place regularly and you look forward to participating in weekly meetings of our professional learning community, to reflect, learn and grow.

Our Students

70% Low income

98% of Color

70% ELL

10% Special needs

Our Faculty

80% of Color

10% > 3 yrs exp