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

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.

Re: NYCDOE School Water Quality

May 5th, 2016

From NYCDOE Division of Operations:

“Dear Families and Staff,

As a follow up to the letter the New York City Department of Education (DOE) sent on March 23, 2016, outlining the number of proactive, ongoing measures the DOE has been taking to ensure that the water in New York City schools is safe for students and staff, I want to share some additional information about the water testing for lead at J.H.S. 25 – MANHATTAN

Read the rest of this message here.

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