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Life Sciences Secondary School

Life Sciences Secondary School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Life Sciences Secondary School says

Our mission is to provide a challenging and innovative science/mathematics academic curriculum based on the development of critical thinking skills and project-based learning in all subject areas. Our middle school students are required to complete two high school-level classes and enter the 9th grade with two NYS Regents credits in mathematics and science. In addition, our students are provided with opportunities to participate in various internships at well-renowned hospitals/institutions. Our educational commitment to every student is to prepare them for successful careers/post-secondary preparation and to support them in fulfilling their dreams.


DNA Technology and Forensic Sciences (through a Vocational and Technical Education Act (V-TEA) state grant); Lectures, Demonstrations, Clinical Seminars, Tutorials, Mentoring, Research and Clinical Electives for academic enrichment and to augment science inquiry (through Center For Excellence in Youth Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine); College Now, Interactive Classroom for the Gifted


Curriculum focus on the Health Sciences with internships, mentoring, research and tutoring opportunities with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 130

Admission Method: Educational option

See above description.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 25

Admission Method: For continuing 8th graders


Buses: M101, M106, M15, M15-SBS, M31, M86, M96, M98

Trains: 6 to 96th 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 Manhattan students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



87% of students graduate from Life Sciences Secondary School

Test Scores

1236 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 424
SAT Verbal 409
SAT Writing 403

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP World History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 717
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 48
7 38
8 38
9 176
10 173
11 126
12 116
Ungraded 2

Life Sciences Secondary 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 Life Sciences Secondary School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 52% Male / 48% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

76% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Life Sciences Secondary School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 64%
Black or African American 29%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

There were 29 incidents of bullying last year at Life Sciences Secondary School, which equals 0.0428 incidents per student.


Arista, Art, Cheerleading Squad, Chess, Chorus, Computer, Craft, Dance, Digital Creations, Fitness, Forensic Science, Gardening, Girls Basketball, In-house Peer Tutoring, Instrumental Music, Kaplan College Prep, Library Squad, Macy's, Model United Nations, Painting, Photography, School Newspaper, Sculpture, Step Team, Student Government, Tennis, Three-dimensional Productions, Tutoring, Web Design, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
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