Welcome to LESP!

Lower East Side Preparatory High School boasts a safe, supportive, and technology-rich environment that motivates all students to succeed. With a renowned ESL/transitional bilingual program in Spanish and Chinese, and a variety of enrichment, AP, Regents prep, and extended day courses, LESP sends more than 80% of their graduates to college. The transfer school provides structure and support to those who are over-aged and under-accredited, and helps students get a new start, whether from around the world, or around the block.

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Rene Anaya, IA

Message from the Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as Interim Acting Principal of the Lower East Side Preparatory High School. During the past 14 years it has been my privilege to serve the LESP Community as Assistant Principal.   It has been a great experience working with my administrative colleagues, teachers, support staff, and students and families.  I have strived to be both a constant catalyst for growth and change, as well as a consistent source of support.  Our student body represents more than 50 countries including the United States.  The staff at Lower East Side Prep honors the many cultural differences brought by our students and families. We explore these differences and use them to create a greater appreciation and understanding of one another. As a result of our efforts we were recognized as one of the top transfer high schools in New York City three years in a row.

News and Announcements

Welcome Back!

September 6th, 2016

Dear Students & Families,

We would like to welcome you all back to school on Thursday, September 8, at 8:00am!

Breakfast will be served starting at 7:30am.

Classes will begin and teachers will be conducting lessons on the first day, so it is important to start the year off right!

We are excited to see you and we hope to have an amazing year together.

Best regards,

Rene Anaya, Principal IA

Samantha Pritchard, Assistant Principal

Get Ready For Summer Reading!

May 25th, 2016

Get to reading this summer! Books are available from libraries around NYC. Go to the Summer Reading Site for more information.

Saturday Regents Prep. Classes Will Be Held in Seward Park High School

May 6th, 2016

Saturday Regents Prep. classes will not be at LESP. They will be at  Seward Park High School.

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