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

School Leadership Team/ PA Meetings

September 13th, 2018

We would like to invite our community and the public to all Lower East Side Prep HS SLT meetings. All meetings are translated into Chinese and Spanish, and will cover school updates, events, and we will have a variety of organizations conducting workshops on financial aid, college application process, depression, loans, etc. We look forward to seeing you on the following dates in the 4th Floor Library:

Wed. September 26, 2018: 6 -9 PM
Tues. October 16, 2018: 5-8 PM
Thurs. November 29, 2018: 7-9 PM
Tues. December 11, 2018: 5- 8 PM
Tues. January 8, 2019: 5- 8 PM
Tues. February 12, 2019: 5- 8 PM
Thurs. March 7, 2019: 7- 9 PM
Tues. April 16, 2019: 5 – 8 PM
Thurs. May 9, 2019: 5-8 PM
Tues. June 11, 2019 5-8 PM

Snow Day Wednesday 3/21/18

March 20th, 2018

NYC Public Schools Closed Wednesday, March 21 Due to Severe Weather Conditions.

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

SAT School Day administration will be postponed to Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

DOE central and field offices will remain open.

Community Safety Meeting

February 27th, 2018

LESP will hold a Community Safety Meeting on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Library. All parents and teachers are invited.

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