School Overview:

The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (SDC) prepares students for college and beyond through a challenging academic program with an emphasis on architecture, engineering, and design. Students take a biweekly design seminar and visit architectural sites throughout New York City. SDC is committed to involving students and families along the path to college through a challenging academic program, frequent communication, college advisory, and extracurricular activities. These elements, in addition to our design program, create a supportive and challenging educational environment.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Architecture, Engineering, and Computer Science

Academic Opportunities:

  • Four years of English, Math, Science and Social studies
  • Four-year Architecture, Engineering, and Computer Science pathways
  • Minimum two-year study of Design Studio, which includes Introduction to Concepts of Architecture, Design, and Engineering
  • Electives such as Music, Drama, Creative Writing, and College Writing
  • Internships at firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction management fields
  • Participation in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Program and Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program
  • English Language Learning Courses: English as a New Language
  • Language Courses: Spanish Advanced Placement Courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP Spanish


  • PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
  • PSAL Sports – Girls: Basketball, Volleyball
  • School Sports: Boys Basketball, Flag Football, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Running

  • Grade Range: 9–12
  • District: Hell's Kitchen (CD 4)
  • Principal: Meredith Matson

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