Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts

Grades: 9-12
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Focus on acting, music and dance

The Downside

Tiny school, not many spaces

Located above the famed Town Hall in Manhattan’s theater district, Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts is a tiny school that seeks to inspire its students through theater. Children study acting, music and dance, as well as production and stagecraft. Dance takes the place of physical education. The school has a space for theatrical productions and a dance studio but no gymnasium.  Repertory stages about nine productions throughout the year including school-wide drama and school-wide musical productions. The school has partnerships with many respected arts organizations, such as Roundabout Theater Co., NY City Center, Young People’s Chorus, Little Kids Rock, LeAp Onstage, Town Hall and The Shakespeare Society. The school has increased its academic rigor over the years and serves many more children with special needs than it once did. They now make up almost one-fifth of the school population. A parent said, “I can't say enough about the support and enrichment my daughter has received. She speaks about her teachers with such respect and admiration, noting their ability to make learning experiences interesting.” Most students graduate on time, ready to do college-level work, including children with disabilities and those learning English.Course selection is limited but Repertory has a good-sized list of advanced placement classes for high-achievers. The school requires that all students do a research project every year. Seniors create a project in which they analyze a masterwork, write a research paper and direct a play. Because of Repertory's small size, teachers get to know every student and also develop connections with many of their families. In one of several videos on the school’s website, students spoke of the strong ties they had made at the school. To strengthen those connections, all students are assigned to a so-called “critical friends group” that they stay with all four years. It is a challenge to bring together families because they live spread across five boroughs but performances are a draw.Repertory does not have a dedicated college counselor. However, there there are two guidance counselors on staff. Many graduates go onto four-year college, including arts programs. Admissions: Applicants must audition in the three performance fields: acting, music and dance. The school also considers test scores and a child's middle school record. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, September 2018)

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
86%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
100%
Average daily attendance
 
92%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
26%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

240
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
68%
Students with disabilities
 
20%
Multilingual learners
 
0%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
23%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
11%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
69%
4.5
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
79
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
81%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 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

Calculus

 
0%

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
3%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
80%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
11%

Music

 
34%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
77%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
94%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
79%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
36%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Theater Arts

Admissions Method: Audition

Program Description:

Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts is NYC's premiere multidisciplinary Theatre Arts high school. Our students study ALL areas of theatre arts (acting, musicianship, choral singing, dance, playwriting, management and technical theatre). We believe that our students benefit from a comprehensive education in all components of theatre and their intersections. Along with a rigorous academic program, our students leave after four years as complete artists and students.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Biology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP Music Theory, AP United States History

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

123 West 43rd Street
Manhattan NY 10036

Trains: 1 Line, 2 Line, 3 Line, 7 Line, A Line, C Line, E Line, S Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line, W Line to Times Square-42nd St; 4 Line, 5 Line, 6 Line to Grand Central; B Line, D Line, F Line, M Line to Bryant Park-42nd St

Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M104, M11, M2, M20, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M4, M42, M5, M50, M55, M7, Q32, QM1, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM2, QM20, QM21, QM24, QM3, QM4, QM5, QM6, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X17J, X2, X21, X22, X22A, X27, X28, X30, X31, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9


Contact

Principal: Michael Fram

Parent Coordinator: Deborah Nevarez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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