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Professional Performing Arts High School

Professional Performing Arts High School is a coeducational public audition school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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

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Overview

Overview

Professional Performing Arts High School says

Located in the heart of the theater district in Manhattan, this small personalized school partners with top-rated New York City Arts organizations to provide professional-level training in performing arts and a competitive academic program. Recognized for our unique arts instruction, we attract master performers and industry players that help guide our students toward the most competitive colleges and conservatories. Our special relationships with local organizations provide access to some of the most modern training facilities in New York City. Our alumni have gone on to prestigious conservatories, and appeared in many Broadway productions, box office films and hit television shows.

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Curriculum

College courses for juniors and seniors at New York University (NYU), John Jay College and Hunter College; professional work in the arts through partnership with On Location Education; master classes and workshops with theatre professionals.

Programs

In partnership with The Ailey School, students follow a course of study with a foundation in ballet and classes in Horton technique, modern (Graham-based), jazz and West African dance.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 28

Admission Method: Audition

Students take classes in acting technique, scene study, voice and diction, movement, theatre history, audition preparation, script analysis and directing.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 24

Admission Method: Audition

In partnership with Rosie’s Theater Kids, students receive conservatory style training in vocal music, dance and acting. Classes include: Theater and Tap Dance, Song Preparation, Private and Group Vocal Technique, Music Theory, Acting Technique, and Rehearsal & Performance Studio.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 24

Admission Method: Audition

Vocal Music students attend conservatory classes in vocal technique, ensemble singing, sight reading, musicianship, and ear training. Students also study vocal repertory and performance technique, movement for singers, and music history.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 26

Admission Method: Audition

Transportation

Buses: M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M5, M50, M57, M7

Trains: A to 42nd St-Port Authority Bus Terminal; F, M to 47-50th Sts Rockefeller Center; N, Q, R to 49th St; 1, C, E to 50th St; B, D to 7th Av; 2, 3, 7, S to Times Square-42nd St

Finance

Finance

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

Admissions

Admissions

Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

94% of students graduate from Professional Performing Arts High School

Test Scores

1522 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 490
SAT Verbal 509
SAT Writing 523

NYC Report Card

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Environment
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Progress
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Performance
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Overall Score
B
College and Career Readiness
  • AP Biology
  • AP English Literature and Composition

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 504
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 28
7 27
8 32
9 94
10 103
11 113
12 107

Professional Performing Arts High 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 Professional Performing Arts High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 24 : 1
Gender 26% Male / 74% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

28% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Professional Performing Arts High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 42%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Hispanic/Latino 25%
Black or African American 22%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Extracurriculars

School Newpaper, AIDS Walk, Assembly Committee, Audition Coaching, Black Box Theatre Productions, Chess, College Tutoring, Community Service, Drama, Film/TV Club, Full-scale Musical Production, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Learning Center Activities, Peer Mentoring, Peer Tutoring, Photography, SAT Preparation, Science Lab Internships, Social Action Committee, Student Council
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Drama Club
  • Film Club
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
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