The arts are integrated into history and English classes.
The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, a small school housed in the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Complex, integrates the arts in regular academic classes. For example, students chose readings from the works of historical figures such as Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis and Muhammad Ali and performed them at Lincoln Center as part of a program called Voices of a People’s History.
The school was founded in collaboration with the not-for-profit Lincoln Center Institute just across the street. Teaching artists from that organization visit the school to help teachers plan their lessons, said Principal Stephen Noonan, who founded the school in 2005.
Most students enter 9th grade with weak academic skills and the school offers small classes to help them catch up. However, the school struggles with poor attendance and the graduation rate is below the citywide average.
The Martin Luther King complex has a newly renovated library; teachers and students we spoke to on our brief visit said the tone of the building have improved significantly in recent years. [photo by Lydie Raschka]
Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for every applicant. (Clara Hemphill, June 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
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 Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry
At MGHS we believe that: Our school is a place of possibility with an atmosphere of excellence; Our students are prepared for higher education, entrance into the work force, and community involvement; A small, nurturing school environment allows students to be known as individuals; Partnerships with outside organizations, agencies, colleges and universities bring enrichment to the curricula and instructional programs in the school.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
122 Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattan NY 10023
Trains: to 66th St-Lincoln Center; , to 72nd St; , , , to 59th St-Columbus Circle
Buses: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72, X12, X14, X30, X42
This school shares the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus with four other schools
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Manhattan, NY 10023
Manhattan, NY 10023