New York Harbor School
We are a maritime-theme based New York City public school. We believe that that the water surrounding the island of Manhattan and its boroughs is an underutilized resource for students and is the perfect environment for learning. Our school embraces four educational principles: 1) The marine world provides an ideal forum for an education based on excellence, discipline and interdependence 2) Hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a natural environment stimulates curiosity, critical thinking, and vision all of which lead to improved academic performance 3) All students have the desire and intellect to reach their highest academic standards when given the right opportunities and clear expectations 4) small schools allow students a larger stake in decision making, as well as increased personal attention, alternative assessments, and easier access to the staff. As a result, the New York Harbor School strives to create an environment more conducive to learning, graduation, and student success.