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VOYAGES Preparatory

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Lots of support for students who have fallen behind

The Downside

Attendance is a struggle

Voyages Preparatory High School offers personal attention to students over the age of 16 who have dropped out or fallen behind in their studies, including teen parents, court-involved youth, and young people with mental health issues. Many hold full-time jobs.

The school goes the extra mile to give students the support they need to get back on track. For some, that means counseling, flexible schedules and home visits by staff. For others, it mean referrals to mental health services or legal help or child care, according to the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan.

Nicholas Merchant-Bleiberg, who previously served as assistant principal at Lyons Community School in Brooklyn, has been principal since 2014.

Like most transfer schools, attendance is poor and not all students graduate. However, students feel safe and most teachers would recommend the school, according to the NYC School Survey.

The school is affiliated with Queens Community House, a multiservice nonprofit organization. Students have paid internships as part of the Learning to Work program.

Voyages shares the Elmhurst Educational Complex with the Civic Leadership Academy and Pan American International High School. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, May 2018)

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School Stats


Transfer school graduation rate
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
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 achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
599 Citywide Average


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
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

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

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


45-10 94th Street
Queens NY 11373

Trains: 7 Line to Junction Blvd

Buses: Q29, Q38, Q53, Q58, Q72


Principal: Nicholas Bleiberg


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Elmhurst Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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