Global Learning Collaborative, The

Grades: 9-12
145 West 84th Street
Manhattan NY 10024
Phone: 212-877-1103

Our Insights

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]

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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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% 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

The Global Learning Collaborative
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.


Language Courses

French, Spanish

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

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Upper West Side (District 3)
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


Karla Chiluiza
Parent Coordinator
Amy Casillas

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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