NYC announces 42 new schools

March 1, 2009 1:42:15 PM PST
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced Sunday that 42 new schools will open across the city in September. The mayor and city officials were in Sunset Park at the site of one of the new schools.

The school building boom will increase the number of new schools to 333, including elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.

The price tag for the Sunset Park High School comes in at $77 million. It will offer science labs, a full gym and a wireless library.

Included in the new schools are three new transfer schools that will serve high school students who have fallen significantly behind.

"Tens of thousands of students, across all grade levels, throughout the five borough, including both our most accomplished students and those who have struggled, are thriving today in schools that didn't exist in 2002," Bloomberg said. "These new schools give families more choices and create competition that make all schools better."

Directories of new high schools can be found by visiting

If seats remain available in new high schools after the supplementary round of high school admissions, families can apply through their borough enrollment office (locations and phone numbers can be found at

Students who have completed at least one year of high school and are considering enrolling in a transfer school should contact their guidance counselor or visit the Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation Web site at

Families interested in enrolling children in a new elementary or middle schools should call also contact their borough enrollment office.

New schools opening in Fall 2009:


  • Battery Park City School (K-8)
  • Emma Lazarus High School (transfer)
  • Global Technology Preparatory (middle school)
  • Innovation Diploma Plus (transfer)
  • Manhattan Business Academy (high school)
  • Quest to Learn (6-12)
  • Spruce Street School (K-8)
  • The Business of Sports School (high school)
  • The Global Learning Collaborative (high school)
  • The High School for Language and Diplomacy (high school)
  • The Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies (middle school)
  • The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers (high school)
  • West Preparatory Academy (middle school)


  • Baychester Academy (elementary school)
  • Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School (high school)
  • Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (middle school)
  • Creston Academy (middle school)
  • East Fordham Academy for the Arts (middle school)
  • Grant Avenue Elementary School (elementary school)
  • Mott Hall Community School (middle school)
  • Pelham Academy of Academics and Community Engagement (middle school)
  • Science and Technology Academy: A Mott Haven School (middle school)
  • Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders (elementary school)
  • Soundview Academy for Culture and Scholarship (middle school)
  • The Cinema School (high school)
  • The Family School (elementary school)
  • Urban Scholars Community School (elementary school)


  • City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (high school)
  • East Brooklyn Community High School (transfer)
  • East New York Elementary School of Excellence (elementary school)
  • East New York Middle School of Excellence (middle school)
  • Red Hook Neighborhood School (elementary school)
  • Sunset Park High School (high school)
  • The Academy of Global Finance (high school)
  • The Academy of Talented Scholars (elementary school)
  • The Brooklyn School of Inquiry (K-8)
  • The Science and Medicine Middle School (middle school)

    Staten Island:

  • The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership (PreK-8)


  • Village Academy (middle school)
  • Waterside Children's Studio School (elementary school)
  • Waterside School for Leadership (middle school)

    Location TBD:

  • High School for Excellence and Innovation (8-12)