Awareness of other cultures
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.
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]
ADMISSIONS: The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-achieving students. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, July 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
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 Global Learning Collaborative
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP 3-D Art and Design, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Contact & Location
145 West 84th Street
Manhattan NY 10024
Trains: to 86th St; , to 81st St-Museum of Natural History
Buses: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS
This school shares the Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus with four other schools