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

Message from the Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the 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

Registration will resume on August 28!

August 18th, 2017

Due to summer break, registration will be closed during the week of August 21-25.

We will resume interviews on August 28. Registration will occur between 9am-12pm, in room 316B. If you have any questions, feel free to call and leave a message at 212-505-6366 x3322. OR fill out a pre-registration form HERE and we will get back to you shortly.

We are excited to meet our potential new students and families!

LESP Graduation in World Journal News

June 30th, 2017

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LESP Students Featured in World Journal

June 30th, 2017

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