The Urban Assembly is a family of schools that are Open To All Students

Urban Assembly schools are open to all students. We do not screen based on prior academic performance. If you express an interest in the school and its theme, you can apply to enroll.

We accept students wherever they are on their journey to becoming lifelong learners and successful adults. Most of our students enter Urban Assembly schools as low-opportunity youth who are often below grade level in both Math and ELA, and we provide the attention and support needed to unlock their potential.

The Urban Assembly is a family of Small Public Schools

All Urban Assembly schools are small middle or high schools. Because our schools are small, Urban Assembly school leaders and teachers know every student and sustain early, consistent contact with their families.

We embrace the challenges our students face as adolescents. We work to ensure all Urban Assembly students receive the necessary developmental opportunities to address their unique needs and achieve their distinct goals. Our group of 21 schools located across Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx support each other as a family of educators, with help from hundreds of partner organizations. Each of our classrooms and schools is greater than the sum of their parts.


The Urban Assembly is a family of schools that are College & Career Focused

Urban Assembly schools strive to prepare students for postsecondary success by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and social-emotional attributes necessary for success in postsecondary education and economically viable career pathways in a 21st century economy. Successful postsecondary planning begins at the earliest grade served at an Urban Assembly school and is infused throughout the school culture to ensure our students will succeed upon graduation.

Our schools are supported through a school support model based on a postsecondary readiness continuum: social-emotional learning, academic rigor, and postsecondary planning and access.The Urban Assembly School Support Teams guide, support and build capacity for our community of educators, which is why the Urban Assembly consistently achieves high school graduation rates and college matriculation rates significantly higher than the average for NYC district secondary schools.

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