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Lower Manhattan Arts Academy

Lower Manhattan Arts Academy is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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The Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA) is a small, multicultural school where the focus is on academic excellence through the arts. Every aspect of LoMA's design, structure and practice supports each student's intellectual, emotional and cultural growth with the ultimate goal of seeing that he or she succeeds in a four-year college or career. As an arts school, LoMA integrates visual and performance elements into the curriculum through three approaches. Students have the opportunity to work with visual and performing artists during academic classes to create high quality, standards-based performances of learning. After completion of a two-year rotation of the four arts - visual, music, dance or drama, each student specializes in one of the disciplines. Our school has partnerships with many Lower East Side arts organizations so that every student takes part in an Extended Day Program at least twice a week. We are an intimate, nurturing school with a large number of adults watching over and taking care of our students.


Twelve-hour-per-week internships for all seniors, artists-in-residence in many classes, project-based learning in academic classes, daily Advisory classes, daily reading period, college classes at New York University (NYU) and John Jay College, extensive after-school tutoring, majors in art, music, dance, and drama after completing a 9th grade rotation of all of the arts; museum visits, free performances at cultural institutions, 40 school trips a year

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 83

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: M103, M14AD, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9

Trains: F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St; B, D to Grand St



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Districts 1 and 2 students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to Manhattan students or residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to Districts 1 and 2 students or residents
  • Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



72% of students graduate from Lower Manhattan Arts Academy

Test Scores

1200 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 392
SAT Verbal 403
SAT Writing 405

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Physics B
  • AP English Language and Composition (Online)
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 336
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 124
10 90
11 74
12 47
Ungraded 1

Lower Manhattan Arts Academy's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Lower Manhattan Arts Academy's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

87% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 4%
Hispanic/Latino 56%
Black or African American 31%
Asian 10%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 17 incidents of bullying last year at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, which equals 0.0521 incidents per student.


Cheerleading, Chess, Chorus, Dance, LoMA Theatre Ensemble, New York Cares Volunteer Group, Student Government, Studio Art, Video Production, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Handball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Handball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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