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Quest to Learn

Quest to Learn is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 8.

Education Quality
Cost Of Living
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Quest to Learn says

At Quest to Learn, teaching, learning, and student life connect academic content and skills with 21st century literacies: systems thinking, teamwork, collaborative problem solving, digital citizenship, empathy, and design for innovation. Our goal is to create opportunities for students to develop habits of mind in the contexts of different subject matter/content areas and become lifelong learners who are caring, reflective, creative, independent thinkers and successful in college and careers.

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Quest to Learn received a Noodle Innovative School Award in 2015.

Daily Advisory, Game Design & Media Arts, Digital Program (after school), Online courses, Internships, Multidisciplinary Instruction, Real-world problem-based Learning, Computer Programming, Electives, Integrated Technology, Social Action Projects, Senior Digital Portfolio, Wellness Program, PSAT/SAT Prep, Advanced Regents courses, Early College Program at The New School; Advanced Placement (AP) classes will be offered in a number of learning environments, a selection of courses will be presented via direct classroom instruction by teachers, some will be experienced through distance learning (a live teacher in a different location), and some will be mastered through online instruction.


Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: M11, M14AD, M20, M23, M5, M7

Trains: 2, 3, F, M to 14th St; A, C, E, L to 14th St-8th Av; 1 to 18th 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 continuing 8th graders
  • Then to District 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 District 2 students or residents
  • Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2


  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin) (Online)
  • German (Online)
  • Latin (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 232
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 91
7 71
8 70

Quest to Learn'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 Quest to Learn's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 65% Male / 35% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

44% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Quest to Learn.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 39%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 29%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 9 incidents of bullying last year at Quest to Learn, which equals 0.0677 incidents per student.


Citywide Math Olympiad, Dance, Drama, Ensemble Band, Fairness Club, Fashion Club, Gamestar Mechanic, Internships, Media Arts, Mindcraft, Model United Nations, Musical Theater, Peer Mediation, Playforce-Video Game Playtesting, Q2L Ambassadors, Robotics, Short Circuit (Engineering and Design), Student Government, Technology, Visual Arts, Yoga
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama Club
  • Drama/Theater
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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