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 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.
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
Regular Application Deadline: December 2
72% of students graduate from Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
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Student Teacher Ratio
14 : 1
40% Male / 60% Female
of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy.
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
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