Industry internships; students make take Syracuse University courses
Low graduation rate; building has few windows
The Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers was founded to expose students to the business and finance industries through coursework and extra curricular activities. For years the school has struggled with low graduation rates and poor attendance, and in the past decade its student population has declined from roughly 2500 students to under 300.
The school's SUPA (the Syracuse University Project Advance Academy) program offers qualifying students advanced work and the opportunity to graduate with up to 30 college credits by taking courses certified by Syracuse University, Advanced Placement classes and courses at Borough of Manhattan or LaGuardia Community Colleges.
Additional partnerships with accounting, consulting and other firms provide students with mentoring, tutoring and internships. Through a program with The Financial Women’s Association, some girls are matched with a mentor from the business sector to get support with academics and exposure to career options.
Students take visual arts and learn Spanish. College Now classes at local CUNY schools are open to all qualifying students.
Naima Cook, a former special education teacher at Bronx Lab, took over as principal in August 2014.
Students interested in law can join the moot court or mock trial teams. Student government, gay-straight alliance, robotics and music club are among the selection of clubs and after-school activities.
Murry Bergtraum is housed in a fortress-like brick building with few windows, adjacent to NYPD headquarters. It shares the facilities with three other small high schools: Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management, which opened in 2013, Manhattan Early College for Advertising and the Urban Assembly Maker Academy.
There are building-wide PSAL teams.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: There are self-contained and ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes, as well as adaptive physical education. An onsite program run by District 75 integrates hearing-impaired students into Murry Bergtraum’s classes.
ADMISSIONS: Admission to the 9th-grade academy is open to all. The Blazer Early College Prep Academy takes students based on the "educational option" formula that seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-achievers. (Laura Zingmond, web reports, November 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
The Ninth Grade Academy
Well-rounded liberal arts curriculum and opportunities to prepare students for post-secondary options.
The Blazer Early College Preparatory Academy
Students will focus on a liberal arts program with an emphasis on math and science and will work towards earning college-level courses through Advance Placement and Syracuse University Project Advance coursework.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP United States History
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
411 Pearl Street
Manhattan NY 10038
Trains: , to Park Place; , , , to Fulton St; , , , , to Chambers St; , to Canal St; , to City Hall
Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM18, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M22, M55, M9, QM11, QM25, QM7, QM8, X1, X10, X10B, X11, X12, X14, X15, X17, X17A, X19, X2, X27, X28, X3, X4, X42, X5, X8
This school shares the Murry Bergtraum Educational Campus with three other schools
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