Large campus perks include a pool and sports teams
Discipline and order are a work in progress
Housed in the George Washington High School complex, the College Academy offers a dual language Spanish program in addition to a regular high school curriculum. Students have access to the campus sports fields and swimming pool. The five schools in the building share other resources such as Advanced Placement classes.
The College Academy has a long ways to go to live up to its name, however. Only a little more than half the students graduate on time and few are ready for college-level work.
Principal Timothy Sigerson took the helm in 2017. Under his leadership, there are signs of positive change. The comprehensive educational plan says teachers in all classes are working to boost reading, writing and speaking skills. Most teachers are experienced and effective, according to school reports. Students get extra help after school and on Saturdays.
The tone at the school still needs work. Roughly half the students miss a month or more of school. Teachers say discipline and order is poor. Some students complain of bullying.
The campus has a well-kept track and football field. The school offers a range of theater and dance clubs. Students must pass through metal detectors. The school website has a video that allows a peek inside the school.
Admissions: Students are admitted according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of low, average and high achieving students. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and DOE data, December 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot 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
College Access for All
The college preparatory program is an academically rigorous program that infuses a college-going culture throughout all aspects of high school life.
Dual Language Spanish
Dual Language programs are designed to integrate English Language Learners with English-proficient students to receive content instruction in English and a target language.
The College Academy ACES 15:1 Program
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Psychology, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Drawing, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Contact & Location
549 Audubon Avenue
Manhattan NY 10040
Trains: to 191st St; to 190th St
Buses: Bx18, Bx40, Bx42, Bx7, BxM1, M100, M101, M3, M4, M98
This school shares the George Washington Educational Campus with four other schools