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High School for Health Professions and Human Services

Grades: 9-12
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What’s Special

Top students conduct research at nearby hospitals

The Downside

Halls are jammed and classes are on triple sessions

The High School for Health Professions and Human Services offers a range of science courses as part of a traditional high school curriculum. Top students conduct research with mentors at nearby hospitals and are admitted to highly selective colleges.

The school has two programs: science research, an academically demanding program affiliated with Syracuse University, and medical assisting, a career and technical education (CTE) program in which students learn to become medical assistants, a job that pays about $18 an hour. Students may have internships at doctor’s offices, hospitals and community organizations during the summer and after school. The school also offers courses in nutrition and forensics, and a combined art and anatomy class.

The school is about 70 percent female and serves many new immigrants who may speak Spanish, Urdu, Tamil and Bengali.

Housed in the old Stuyvesant High School building, which it shares with the Institute for Collaborative Education, Health Professions is overcrowded. Starting times are staggered from 7:20 a.m. to 9 a.m. to accommodate triple sessions. Seniors may leave as early as 12:55 p.m.; others may leave as late as 3:13 p.m.

Despite the triple sessions, the tone is pleasant, and most students seem happy to be here. There are no metal detectors, and bathrooms are unlocked. Attendance is high. Nearly everyone graduates on time and most are well-prepared for college. The school has steady leadership. Robert A. Gentile, formerly an assistant principal at New Utrecht High School, has been principal since September 2009.

A nonprofit organization, Comprehensive Development Inc., offers college and career counseling. There are three college counselors, two full-time and one part-time. Five students were awarded POSSE scholarships to attend the University of Wisconsin, Smith and Colby colleges in 2018, Gentile said.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: About 15 percent of the students receive special education services, including speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), integrated co-teaching (ICT) and self-contained classes. (Clara Hemphill, June 2018)

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School Stats

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Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Science & Research M70A (M70A)

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

A 3-year program offered starting in 10th grade in partnership with Syracuse University, focusing on scientific research under the mentorship of professionals at partner facilities, internships, and preparation for Intel Expo. Students can earn up to 12 college credits.

Medical Assisting and Lab (M70B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Emphasis on the basic sciences. Hands-on laboratory work using state-of-the-art equipment and computer research in laboratory analyses in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and maintenance of health.


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Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Handball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Contact & Location


345 East 15Th Street
Manhattan NY 10003

Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line to 14th St-Union Square; L Line to 1st Av

Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A-SBS, M14D-SBS, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M8, M9, SIM10, SIM11, SIM1C, SIM3, SIM31, SIM33, SIM33C, SIM3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM7, SIM9, X27, X28, X37, X38, X63, X64, X68


Principal: Robert Gentile

Parent Coordinator: Loizos Karaiskos


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the former Stuyvesant Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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