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Urban Assembly New York Harbor School

Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is a coeducational public school

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Urban Assembly New York Harbor School says

Urban Assembly New York Harbor School focuses on Marine Science, Marine Technology and Marine Policy. We believe in learning by doing. Students should expect to spend time outdoors in sites all over New York Harbor, in all seasons - rain, snow or sunshine. With our partners, we work to develop authentic activities on, around and related to the water that create a sense of responsibility and connection to New York Harbor and develop a new generation of maritime advocates, enthusiasts, workers and decision-makers. New York Harbor School's location on Governors Island is easily accessible from lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.


Incoming students attend a weeklong orientation program on Governors Island in the summer before 9th grade. All 9th graders take a yearlong field class called Introduction to New York Harbor. At the end of 9th grade, each student chooses one of the following Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study in marine science and marine technology: Aquaculture, Marine Biology Research, Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering (submersible robotics), Professional and SCUBA Diving and Vessel Operations. Each program of study concludes with a senior internship at a relevant maritime or marine-related business in the New York City area. Students graduate with a Regents diploma.



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


  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 417
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 139
10 110
11 97
12 71

Urban Assembly New York Harbor School's relatively variable 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 Urban Assembly New York Harbor School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 12 : 1
Gender 60% Male / 40% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

100% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Urban Assembly New York Harbor School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 7%
Hispanic/Latino 52%
Black or African American 39%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%


Maritime: Aquabotics, Fishing, Boat Building, Marine Systems Technology, Vessel Operations; Sustainability: Composting, Garden, Harbor Corps, Harbor Seals; Other: National Honor Society (NHS), National Park Service, Newspaper, Student Advisors Instilling Leadership (SAIL), Yearbook
  • Honor Society
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
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