Art and Design High School has several resources for students. Unfortunately the teaching and supporting faculty does little to support the students. If a child is driven and self-motivated, then they might to fairly well terms of grades. This school does not teach to varied learning styles or seem
... Read more to care that children need to feel emotionally safe in order to focus and be engaged. We have had several negative experiences stemming from lack of communication from teachers. This is a big problem. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/11/14
I first thought that this school would be wonderful for my sons artistic talents. Unfortunately, it has turned into a total nightmare. His schedule not once but twice. The second time it was done, he wasn't even notified of the change, neither were his old teachers. I would NOT recommend this school.
... Read more There is absolutely NO communication. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/04/14
Art & Design truly cares about its students and strives to give them the education and guidance they need to lead a successful life centered in the arts.
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Posted by a parent on 09/26/13
I 100% do NOT recommend this school. The administration is VERY RUDE, and unhelpful! I tried applying, and they rejected me, because I wanted to enroll into twelfth grade, and not ninth. The principal had the nerve to look me in the eye and imply that I would tarnish the school if he accepted me, by
... Read more saying that they "do have a reputation to upkeep." He tried to convince me that I do not need this school, and that I should get my GED and go to college. He told me that they are not giving me a rejection, but not a yes, either. Also, I will thank them one day. I did not feel thankful at all for having wasted over three hours of my day (Oh, YES, because even though they did not even CONSIDER to let me enroll, they gave me the audition test to take anyway) Read less
Posted by a other on 08/29/13
This school is really great and supportive. It has changed my life since middle school. I was introverted scared of everything but this community at this school gave me so much support and helped me grow both as an artist and as a person. It helped me discover myself. It understood my problems and the
... Read more non- judgmental type environment made it feel like home. Read less
Posted by a student on 08/11/13
If you are a good student, someone who earnestly tries to get A's, wants to take honors classes, and do your best, you will get killed at this school with an incredible amount of homework. Stress levels for good students are through the roof. New administration is inundating kids with homework. Most
... Read more of the students don't care and don't do homework, but the best students--who don't need this amount of homework--are being ground down. Not just honors/AP programs either. Regular classes have a ton of homework too--and AP classes are guaranteed a double load of homework (they brag about this.) Arts programs are good, but the academics kill the time for art, sleep...or anything else in life. Lots of homework over breaks and weekends. The teaching is good, but again, it's been too difficult to appreciate the positives when the homework load is killing. Principal doesn't care that the best students are suffering. Would probably be a better school if the quality of students was better, but too many underachievers (cutting school seems to be a big problem). Sadly, the school could be really good if they would just realize that more homework is not the cure for everything. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/18/13
School of art and design is the best school I have ever gone to.My whole life includes moving and changing schools from Ny to Florida, to Pennsylvania, and back to Ny. I came there as a 9th grader and now an experienced sophomore. I 'donno what some people say about this school, but it's an artists dream
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Posted by a student on 12/27/12
I am a 7th grader and eager to go to this high school. A lot of studens say they have thrived through the teachers and guidence. I hope I do to, and become the graphic designer I've always wanted to be.
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Posted by a other on 12/26/12
My son attended and graduated from this school with a 92.7 GPA. He is now getting a degree in business even though he worked in Architecture for the 4 years that he attend Art & Design. The teachers worked well with me and the vice principal and all of the dean's were very very helpful and they were
... Read more very amiable to parents...well, to me! (smile) Does my son still utilize his creative side with his drawing? Of course he does. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/08/11
ABSOLUTELY THE WORST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER ATTENDED As an 11th grader attending this school here are my pros and cons Pros -Art programs Cons -Many students who smoke pot -The Guidance counselors are a joke. -Filthy school -Graffiti is all over school propety -Out of date text books -Many not all,
... Read more teachers don't care enough to push all students to keep trying. -Not enough home work. I was once a student who loved art, it was something I looked forward to doing at school when ever I had the chance but this school has sucked all the love I once had for it out. It is sad seeing how immature, rude and unprofessional some of the guidance counselors and teachers in this school can be. Read less
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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
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New York schools — Art And Design High School is located at 245 2nd Ave, New York NY 10003. 245 2nd Ave is in the 10003 ZIP code in New York, NY The school district for Art And Design High School is the New York City Public Schools. Art And Design High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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