New Design High School (NDHS) is a small academic high school with a focus on design, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. NDHS uses the concept of design to help meet the academic, intellectual, social, emotional and artistic needs of adolescents. Our school integrates the idea, concept and process of design into a progressive, academic high school curriculum, thereby offering an innovative education in a nurturing environment. The school community believes that design and the design process allow students to participate in a more experiential form of inquiry-based education that is focused on understanding real-world contexts, self-expression and problem solving.
NDHS uses design as a basis for learning; students are exposed to the fields of fine art fundamentals of design, fashion and merchandising, product design, invention and entrepreneurship. Teaching artists, through Urban Arts Partnership, the school's main cultural partner, augment the existing curriculum through the fields of media and communications, graphic design, souncd design and film & motion graphics; College Now courses are offered
Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design
Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 108
Admission Method: Educational option
Buses: M103, M14AD, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9
Trains: F, J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St; B, D to Grand St
Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.
Priority to District 1 students or residents
Then to New York City residents
Regular Application Deadline: December 2
67% of students graduate from New Design High School
1168 Average score for the SAT Composite
NYC Report Card
College and Career Readiness
New Design High School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.
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Student Teacher Ratio
13 : 1
38% Male / 62% Female
of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at
New Design High School.
Percentage of Student Body
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
There were 2 incidents of bullying last year at New Design High School, which equals 0.0048 incidents per student.
Academic Support, Animation, Community Service, Dance, Filmmaking, Governor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement (GCSA), SAT Prep, Internship Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), Poets and Playwrights, Urban Arts Peapod Academy, Yearbook, Youth Empowerment Leadership for Boys and Girls; Partnership programs in art, media, music production, theater, playwriting, poetry, and photography