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What’s Special

Awareness of other cultures

The Downside

Metal detectors; some students want more academic rigor

The Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) offers students the chance to study other cultures through music, history and dance, and to travel abroad. It does a good job of helping kids who arrive with poor skills catch up and graduate on time.  

Founded in 2009, GLC is part of a network of schools in the city founded with the support of the nonprofit Asia Society to encourage students to learn about other countries, especially the Asia Pacific region. In recent years, a dozen or so students per year have traveled to Peru, Cuba and India, among other locations.

The school has improved and grown under the leadership of Karla Chiluiza, who became principal in 2012. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and raised in the South Bronx. She was previously a math teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, and has degrees in economics and mathematics from New York University. Chiluiza and her staff have raised GLC's graduation rate and added calculus and physics to the curriculum. All students are expected to take four years of math and science. The principal and her staff continue to try to boost the attendance rate and encourage kids to get to school on time, according to the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan. The Quality Review gave the school high marks in several areas, such as maintaining a positive school culture and collaboration among teachers.

Many students enter GLC with low skills, but most graduate on time. Those who are behind in credits can take classes to catch up during the day and over the summer. Some students want more of a challenge, however. “I personally was not challenged with the material at this school,” wrote a former student on our website. The number of kids ready for college-level work remains below the citywide average, but opportunities for high achievers are increasing. The school offers at least eight Advanced Placement classes and free college credits.

Students are supported throughout the college application process and take trips to several campuses, including Baruch, Hunter, Borough of Manhattan Community College, John Jay, Columbia, Pace and NYU.

The school has several strong partnerships. The Double Discovery Center at Columbia University offers one-to-one advising, homework help, tutoring, internships, and special events ranging from career days to science labs. Generation Citizen sends staff to help teens develop semester-long “action civics” projects on topics they care about, such as police relations with youth.

Five small schools share the Brandeis Campus building. Teens at GLC who are interested in becoming teachers work with Success Academy students after school.

GLC students must pass through metal detectors on the ground floor. The school is located on the third and fourth floors. [photo by Lydie Raschka]. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, July 2018)  

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School Stats

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


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

The Global Learning Collaborative (A17A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art - 3D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Contact & Location


145 West 84 Street
Manhattan NY 10024

Trains: 1 Line to 86th St; B Line, C Line to 81st St - Museum of Natural History

Buses: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS


Principal: Karla Chiluiza

Parent Coordinator: Amy Casillas


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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