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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Martha Polin

Message from the Principal

For the past 13 years, I have served as the Principal of Lower East Side Preparatory High School. These years have been among the most happy and satisfying of my life. Our student body represents more than 50 countries including the United States. Every day, I get to come to work and observe young people develop skills and grow into purposeful adults. We at Lower East Side Prep are keenly aware of the many cultural differences brought by our students and families. We honor these differences and use them to create a greater appreciation and understanding of one another. It is no wonder why we’ve been named one of the top 25 high schools in New York City this year. The colors of our school are many, yet they unite in a single minded student body.

News and Announcements

Thanksgiving Celebration 11/24 3-5:30pm

November 19th, 2015


All students are invited to a celebration with traditional American Thanksgiving food! Sign up with Ms. Tsivitis in the library if you would like to attend.

Tutoring Now Available After School

October 22nd, 2015

Do you need help with your homework? Tutoring is now available after school!

  • English Tutoring with Ms. Feit: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:25-2:55pm, Room 321
  • Math Tutoring with Mr. Yee: Mondays and Thursdays, 2:25-2:55pm, room 415
Peer Tutoring Poster in English

Peer Tutoring Poster in English



Información en español

Información en español

Halloween Party Wednesday, October 30th

October 22nd, 2015


You are invited to a Halloween Party in the Library. Come watch scary movies, play ghoulish games and eat lots of candy and snacks! There will also be a costume contest at 3:30pm, with a prize for best costume.

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"One of the Best Transfer Programs in the City"
Ranked #523 Nationally
#60 in NY State
Quality Review (2014 - 2015)
School Survey Report (2013-2014)
Progress Report (2012 - 2013)
Lower East Side Preparatory High School