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NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies

NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies 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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NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies says

Collaboration is the key element upon which all of our academic work rests. Students are expected to work in groups, to be reflective of their own and of others' work, to take responsibility for advocating for their own needs and the needs of others, and to support the school community through seriousness of purpose, ongoing engagement and respect for all.

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All classes value and teach skills of social and emotional learning; College Now, Methods of Inquiry Qualitative Research course, Human Rights Studies course, Twelfth grade culminates in interdisciplinary Keystone Project; Peer Advisory (older students mentor incoming 9th graders), Tenth grade Advisory, Eleventh and twelfth grade college Advisory

Program Overview

Collaborative work and interdisciplinary projects; all courses are Honors or Advanced Placement.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 136

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100


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 District 2 students or residents
  • Then to Manhattan students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



94% of students graduate from NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies

Test Scores

1677 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 590
SAT Verbal 537
SAT Writing 550

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies received a Gold award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 579
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 187
10 127
11 132
12 133

NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies'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 NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

30% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 46%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 7 incidents of bullying last year at NYC Lab High School for Collaborative Studies, which equals 0.0134 incidents per student.


Asian Cultural Club, Black Alliance, Chorus, Classic Literature, Dance, Feminist Focus, Gay-Straight Alliance, Girls Learn International, Graphic Arts, Group Green Club, Instrumental Music, Jewish Cultural Club, Lab Theater Company, Learn Japanese, Literary Magazines, Middle East Studies, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Open Studio Art Workshops, Peer Advisors, Photography, Stand Up to Bullying, Social Action, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Publications, Tech Team
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama/Theater
  • Literary Magazine
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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