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NYC Museum School

NYC Museum School 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 Museum School says

We offer a unique program that uses the city's museums to enrich the curriculum. We currently partner with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, Japan Society, the Rubin Museum of Art, and Museum of the Moving Image, who each become extensions of our classrooms, affording the hands-on experience needed to make learning deep, challenging, and engaging. By studying in class, museums, and other institutions, students learn to emulate the work of scholars in the fields of science, history, technology, and the arts. Classroom instruction draws upon learning that takes place in the field, and deepens it with content that compels questioning, reflection, and insight.

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Museum-based study (modules projects) culminate in student presentations in the study of World Religions, Evolution, Imperialism, Geology, Urban Structures, Forensics, US History & Cultures and others; College-preparatory experiences, including a College Institute seminar and College Now program at Baruch College

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 124

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100


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 New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



94% of students graduate from NYC Museum School

Test Scores

1419 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 492
SAT Verbal 468
SAT Writing 459

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


NYC Museum School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 436
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 106
10 99
11 127
12 104

NYC Museum School's relatively even 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 Museum School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1
Gender 42% Male / 58% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

62% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at NYC Museum School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 15%
Hispanic/Latino 40%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 5 incidents of bullying last year at NYC Museum School, which equals 0.0113 incidents per student.


Chess, Drama, Environmental, Find Your Voice acting and playwriting workshops, Glamour Gals, Hudson Sailing program, Music, Night of Excellence semi-annual presentations, Photography, Student Government and Activities Council, Yearbook design
  • Chess Club
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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