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Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem is an all-female public school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem says

The Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS) were established to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the whole girl in order to maximize academic achievement, social emotional well-being, and postsecondary success. Our school is supported by Young Women's Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative in order to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls schools. TYWLS of East Harlem opened in 1996 as the first in the network. TYWLS strives to instill in students a sense of self-efficacy and community responsibility: characteristics which will support them as they become the leaders of the next generation.


CollegeBound Initiative, College Now, Science Education, Tutorials, Open Doors and Stage Doors (Theater), Orchestra, Chorus, Manhattan Theater, Advanced Placement Classes

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 81

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades

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


Buses: M1, M101, M102, M106, M116, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M98

Trains: 6 to 103rd St; 2, 3 to Central Park North (110 St)



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Admission Priorities

  • Open only to female students
  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to District 4 students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



89% of students graduate from Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

Test Scores

1326 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 446
SAT Verbal 432
SAT Writing 448

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 449
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 53
7 50
8 58
9 77
10 78
11 68
12 65

Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem'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 Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 19 : 1
Gender 100% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

75% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 2%
Hispanic/Latino 61%
Black or African American 32%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 2 incidents of bullying last year at Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem, which equals 0.0044 incidents per student.


After-school Tutoring, Art, Chorus, Community Improvement, Drama, Ecology, Extended Day, External Internships (for seniors), Model United Nations, Mount Sinai Medical Mentors, New York Academy of Medicine, Orchestra, Publishing, READ Foundation Internships, Robotics, SAT Prep, Science Research opportunities with Young Science Achievers, Social Justice, Spanish, Student Aide opportunities, Student Government, Visual Arts, Writing, Step Up Drama, Step Up Luminaries, Step Up to Professions, Guitar, Engineering, Robotics
  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Robotics
  • Student Government
  • Indoor Track
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