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Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts

Grades: 9-12
123 West 43rd Street
Manhattan NY 10036
Phone: 212-382-1875

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)



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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

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.


Language Courses


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


Midtown (District 2)
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


Michael Fram
Parent Coordinator
Deborah Nevarez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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