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New Dorp High School

Total Students: 2,658

We are a comprehensive high school that provides a small, personalized setting for each student in one of our theme-based/career-focused Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs). A challenging learning environment, rich in instructional techniques and support services, combined with a large variety of extracurricular activities, prepares students for college and career opportunities.

2 cool things about New Dorp

  • We have eight small learning communities: Future Teachers Academy; Law, History & Human Rights Institute; Corporate Center for Business & Technology; Institute of Mathematics & Science; Academy of Communication & Media Arts; Academy of Fine & Dramatic Arts; Institute of Health Sciences; and Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology.  Additional branches of the SLCs include a Software Engineering program, and the Air Force JROTC program.
  • Students are exposed to real-world career experiences: for example, the Future Teachers Academy has a student teaching component; the Media students have an online newspaper and a weekly newscast; The Law Institute has internships and mock trial and moot court competitions; and the Health Science students shadow physical therapists and athletic trainers.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • Two freshman orientations are held, one in June and one in late August.
  • Internships and community service are required in all programs.

How to get in

This school has a selective admissions policy for some of its small learning communities. Please consult DOE High School Directory for more information. Priority is given to Staten Island students, then to NYC students. For the Zoned Program, priority is given to students who live in the zoned area. Please contact Parent Coordinator Donna LeChillgrien, at 718-667-8686, ext. 1, to arrange an appointment to visit the school.