Bilingual instruction in Spanish and English for new immigrants.
Some students must leave school to support their families.
Multicultural High School, a small school housed in the Franklin K. Lane building, serves Spanish-speaking students who have been in the United States for less than three years. Newcomers begin their lessons mostly in Spanish and gradually make the transition to English. The goal is to learn English while perfecting and maintaining Spanish.
Attendance is good, students feel safe, and teachers agreed the principal is an effective manager, according to school surveys.
About one-quarter of the students have had their education interrupted in their native countries, and many read at an elementary school level in Spanish. “One of the challenges we face is helping those students learn to read, write, and communicate fluently in both their native language and English,” according to the school’s annual Comprehensive Education Plan.
Another challenge: Many are older than traditional high school students and must leave school to support their families.
Sports teams are shared with the other schools in the Franklin K. Lane building. The school opened in 2007.
ADMISSIONS: The school has two programs, a program for Spanish-speaking students who have lived in the country for less than three years and a bilingual program that mixes English-speaking and Spanish speaking students. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, July 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
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
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Multicultural High School
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.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Chemistry
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Trains: , to Elderts Lane-75th St
Buses: B13, Q56
This school shares the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools