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Williamsburg Preparatory School

Williamsburg Preparatory School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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


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Williamsburg Preparatory School says

Nestled at the hub of one of the country's most vital arts centers, we offer a challenging curriculum in a small school setting. We provide an education rich in math, science, technology, literature, world history and current events. Students conduct original research, tour museums and explore New York's cultural life. Each grade takes an annual, overnight trip - freshmen participate in Living Environment labs in the wilderness of Upstate New York and upperclassmen visit colleges. Hands-on learning, supportive relationships, small classes, individual attention and regular tutoring are the underpinnings of a program focused on developing the skills required for success in college.


Electives: Psychology, Drama, Advanced Studio Art, SAT Prep, Yearbook, iLearn, Creative Writing, Weight Training, Yoga

Program Overview

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 140

Admission Method: Limited unscreened


Buses: B24, B44, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59

Trains: L to Bedford Av; J, M, Z to Marcy Av; G to Metropolitan Av - Lorimer St



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



Admission Priorities

  • Priority to New York City residents who attend an information session
  • Then to New York City residents

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



87% of students graduate from Williamsburg Preparatory School

Test Scores

1187 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 410
SAT Verbal 397
SAT Writing 380

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Williamsburg Preparatory School received a Bronze award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 575
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 157
10 157
11 138
12 123
Ungraded 1

Williamsburg Preparatory 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 Williamsburg Preparatory School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 16 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

99% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Williamsburg Preparatory School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 11%
Hispanic/Latino 62%
Black or African American 25%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 17 incidents of bullying last year at Williamsburg Preparatory School, which equals 0.0315 incidents per student.


Art, Board Games, Cheerleading, Chess, Community Service, Cooking, Drama, Flag Football, Gardening, Greenpoint Youth Court, iMentor, Improv Comedy, International, Literary and Art Journal, National Honor Society, Readers are Leaders, Recruiting Ambassadors, Student Council, Technology, Urban Explorers, Video Gaming, Y Scholars program
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Student Government
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Double Dutch
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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