Beacon School to Open Additional Campus on West 43rd Street in Manhattan
Things just got a little better for parents looking for a good public high school for their kids. Opening in September 2015, there’s going to be an additional campus for The Beacon School, considered one of the best public high schools in the City. That means that many more students will be able to attend that top rated school, which is currently located on West 61st Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Beacon offers a rigorous “inquiry-based” curriculum infused with technology and arts. From what I understand history and humanities are a strong suit for the school, which also has an impressive science curriculum. Each year students must present “performance-based” projects to panels of teachers, and pass New State Regents tests and community service to graduate.
On Monday, the DOE and officials from the school held a ground breaking ceremony at the new location 521 West 43rd Street, a 200,000 square foot, former New York Public Library.
The new and larger campus, which will be in a newly modernized old building, will accommodate 1487 students and provide important new features to the Beacon School, which is currently overcrowded because it is so popular. The new building will operate in addition to the other building on West 61st Street.