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Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is a coeducational public audition specialized school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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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

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts says

We enjoy an international reputation as the first and foremost high school dedicated to nurturing students gifted in the arts. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for students to pursue both rigorous conservatory-style training and a challenging academic program. Our building features world-class facilities including a concert hall; art, dance, music, recording and theater studios, science and computer labs and an art gallery. Almost all of our graduates continue their studies, gaining admission to highly selective schools. Our graduates have distinguished themselves in virtually every field, including the arts and sciences, medicine, law, business, education and public service.

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Curriculum

Students have a daily program that includes both a multi-period conservatory studio block and a full college preparatory academic course load. The studio majors are: Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, and Vocal Music. Each studio has a four-year sequence of courses and opportunities for students to participate in performances and exhibitions. Students completing the applicable NYC Studio Comprehensive exam receive a special endorsement on their diploma. Honors courses are offered in many academic areas starting in the freshman year, leading to a full complement of Advanced Placement courses.

Programs

A challenging conservatory approach in ballet and modern dance. Supplementary courses include: dance history, choreography, theatre dance (tap and jazz), career management and survival skills.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 60

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Theatre preparation through courses in acting, voice and diction, physical techniques, theatre history and script analysis.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 90

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Art history, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, 3-D design, mixed media, anatomy, architecture, digital media, illustration, interior design, photography and sculpture.

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 207

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Participation in 2 symphony orchestras, 4 string ensembles, 3 concert bands, and 2 jazz bands; required courses in music theory, music history, sight singing and dictation; electives in chamber music, conducting, orchestration, electronic music and piano.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 139

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Practical theatre training in lighting, scenic carpentry, costume construction, drafting, electronics, sound technology and stage management.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 34

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

A conservatory approach in classical music including training in Italian, German, and French song, choral ensemble singing, music history, piano, theory and ear training. Electives include: opera, musical theatre, gospel, song writing, and composition.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 200

Admission Method: Audition

Required Grades For Incoming Students

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

Transportation

Buses: M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72

Trains: A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd 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

  • Open to New York City residents
  • Admission is based on the outcome of a competitive audition and review of the student's record
  • Students must audition for each program (studio) to which they are applying
  • Students must be residents of New York City at the time of audition

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

98% of students graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Test Scores

1707 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 564
SAT Verbal 566
SAT Writing 577

NYC Report Card

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Overall Score
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College and Career Readiness

Awards

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts received a Gold award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Online)

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,604
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 663
10 706
11 677
12 558

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts'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 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 20 : 1
Gender 26% Male / 74% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

29% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 49%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 17%
Black or African American 13%
Asian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 13 incidents of bullying last year at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, which equals 0.0051 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Amnesty International, Anime, Annual Musical, Arista, Art Exhibits, ASPIRA, Black Student Union, Chinese Student Association, Claymazing, Comic Book, Cult Classics, Dance Programs, DaVinci Scholars Program, Debate Team, Disney VoluntEars, Drama Festivals, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Future Voters of America, Gay/Straight Alliance, Girls Learn International, Habitat for Humanity, Harry Potter Club, Independent Film, Jewish Union, Korean/Christian Fellowship, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Murals Club, National Honor Society, National Language Honors Society, Newspaper, Orchestral and Vocal Concerts, Random Acts of Kindness, Red Cross, Relay For Life, School Leadership Team (SLT), Science Outreach League, Shamisen, Social Action, Splashes of Hope, Student Government Organization, Ukulele For Good, Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Film Club
  • Honor Society
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
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