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Small schools in building have an offbeat approach to education.

The Downside

Building is a bit gloomy.

Bayard Rustin Educational Campus now houses six small schools. For transcripts or proof of graduation from Bayard Rustin High School call Hudson High School of Learning Technologies at 212-488-3330.

The schools in the building share a cafeteria, a library and sports teams. Each school has a different philosophy and targets a different kind of student, but all have somewhat off-beat approaches to education.

The building is a bit run down but it has some nice touches, like stained glass windows in the entrance. It does not have metal detectors. Many students are allowed outside the building for lunch.

Quest to Learn, opened in 2009, serves children in grades 6 to 12. Nicknamed a school for digital kids, Quest to Learn incorporates into its academic lessons the same principles that make video games fun.

Manhattan Business Academy, also founded in 2009, exposes students to marketing, advertising and accounting and gives them the chance to create mock businesses in the Virtual Enterprise program. 

At Hudson High School of Learning Technologies, computers, not textbooks are at the core of instruction. The school opened in 2010 with a 9th grade.

Humanities Preparatory Academy and the James Baldwin School are alternative schools, designed to offer a refuge and personal attention to students—including some high-achieving ones—who have been unsuccessful at other schools. Humanities Prep accepts both incoming 9th graders and transfer students.

Landmark High School is a progressive school that doesn't require students to take most Regents exams. It had been housed in an office building in Midtown but moved into the Bayard Rustin building in 2009. 

Formerly a zoned, neighborhood high school, the former Bayard Rustin High School was closed because of poor performance. Its last students graduated in 2012. (Clara Hemphill, April 2012; updated 2024)

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Contact & Location


351 West 18th Street
Manhattan NY 10011

Trains: 1 Line to 18th St; A Line, C Line, E Line, L Line to 14th St-8th Ave; 2 Line, 3 Line, F Line, M Line to 14th St-7th/6th Ave

Buses: M11, M12, M14A, M14D, M20, M23-SBS, M55, M7


Principal: Lisa Ostrom

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