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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LESP sends
more than
80%
of their
graduates
to college.
Rene Anaya
PRINCIPAL

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

Table Tennis Dragons are Champs Again!

April 12th, 2019

Another exciting season for our Table Tennis Team! This year we were defending our Champion title from last year. The season started in November and we easily won all the games with teams from our league except for MCND HS. We lost both games to them in the season, so our chances of defending the title were rather slim. However, never underestimate our Dragons!

The Championship Match of the Multipathways Coed Table Tennis between Lower East Side Prep and Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School took place on Thursday night, February 8th at 4:30 pm. – and what a night it was! A concoction of tension, excitement, euphoria and pure triumph!

The game was officiated by Ms. Nicole Emery who also conducted the award ceremonies. The teams played 3 single matches and 2 doubles fighting for the citywide league championship of New York City.

Our beloved champions played ferociously! We won three out of five games and those three games were just nerve wrecking! There was no way the opposite team could have returned our kills, blocks, and smashes! Our Dragons were determined to keep the title and there was nothing that could have stopped our players! It was an exhilarating and electrifying game that mesmerized the audience!

Congratulations to our Table Tennis team! You always deliver! Wishing you all the best in your future!

Spring 2019 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 6th, 2019

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on:

March 7, Evening Conference 4:30pm -7pm
March 8, Afternoon Conference 12:10-2:40pm

Chinese New Year Party

February 28th, 2019

LESP students enjoying food, music, dance, and performance at the Chinese New Year party!



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