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Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts & Technology

Total Students: 622
Grades 7-12

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology (Wagner) is a small 7-12 grade school located in Long Island City, Queens. Our school believes that every student is an effective learner. We strive to create an environment where all students are both challenged and learning at high levels.Wagner fosters the development of natural curiosity,
creative expression and service. Our academic program is rigorous and prepares students to be competitive in their college and career endeavors.

2 cool things about Wagner

  • We have a block-style school schedule where students experience longer class periods in the core academic subject classes. Students take all required subjects,
    but have a full day each week where they take in depth, focused elective courses. By 12th grades students will have experienced nearly 16 unique academic
    offerings. These courses include architectural drawing, creative writing, art and literature, classic films, and more. Middle school students have access to two
    years of music, arts and foreign language courses.
  • Wagner offers an amazing array of extracurricular programs for the community including: 12 PSAL sports, STEP for middle school (in association with Liberty Partnership), Garden Club with LIC Roots Community Garden, Crochet Club, Chinese Calligraphy, Art Club, Anime Club, Foreign Film Club, Running Club and more.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • We offer honors, AP (US History, Biology and Literature and Composition) and College Now (at LaGuardia Community College) courses for students in grades 10-12 to boost college competitiveness and allow students to earn college credits along the way.
  • Our school community embodies a family-like sentiment. Most teachers and administrators go by their first names, and it is usual for any teacher in the building to know your name when they see you. We have seasonal potluck dinners and strive to continuously celebrate our students’ successes through annual honors nights and specific celebrations of student achievements.

How to get in

Top priority for our high school is granted to continuing 8th graders from our middle school program, then to Districts 24, 30 and 32 students or residents and then to the whole of NYC. An Open House will be held sometime in November 2014. Please call the school to contact the school’s parent coordinator, Linda Langford for more information.