Internships at private design and architectural firms.
Concerns about discipline and order; attendance needs to improve
The Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (UASDC) is a small high school that teaches students about design and architecture. It has an impressive roster of partnerships with architecture, engineering, design and construction firms as well as arts and social service organizations.
Students take a seminar where they learn architectural drafting and design. They also visit architectural sites throughout the city and participate in summer and after-school internships with private design and architectural firms.
UASDC shares the Park West complex building with the Facing History School, Manhattan Bridges High School, Food and Finance High School, High School of Hospitality Management and PS 138 (a small school for severely disabled students). All schools in the building share use of the gym, cafeteria, library, auditorium, dance studio, and roof deck. UASDC has its own design studio, computer lab and science labs.
Students from all schools in the Park West complex may participate in campus-wide sports teams.
Attendance is low and both teachers and students have expressed concerns about discipline, order and bullying based on their responses to the NYC School Survey. To address this, the school has adopted a restorative justice program, which aims to minimize suspensions and promote positive behavior among students through conversation, reflection and corrective action. Two staff members work fulltime with students to resolve issues and promote a better environment.
ADMISSIONS: Admission is based on the educational option formula, which is designed to admit a mix of low-, average- and high-achieving students. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, December 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Contact & Location
525 West 50th Street
Manhattan NY 10019
Trains: , to 50th St
Buses: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, X12, X14, X30, X42
This school shares the Park West Educational Campus with four other schools