New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV

Grades: 9-12
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Queens NY 11694
Phone: 718-734-3350

Our Insights

What’s Special

Arts and humanities focus

The Downside

Too soon to say

New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV, opened in 2017, shares the Beach Channel Educational Campus with three other small schools.

Humanities IV is modeled after the first New Visions Charter School for the Humanities that opened in September 2011 in the John F. Kennedy building in the Bronx, offering a challenging curriculum to prepare students for careers in education, the arts, public service and media. New Visions for Public Schools, a nonprofit founded in 1989, has worked with the Department of Education and community partners to create more than 100 small schools in New York City.

Students wear uniforms and class size is small with an average of 20 students. Classes run from 8 am to 3:40 pm four days a week with a shorter day on Wednesday, ending at 12:45 pm, to allow for staff professional development. Students take classes in visual and performing arts and choose one focus area in 10th grade. Advisors meet with their students daily. After school clubs vary but HUM IV offers a unique astronomy club with high quality telescopes. Students take frequent trips in the city and overnight college trips. Students attend a summer program before 9th and 10th grades. 

Students are encouraged to try out for PSAL teams on the Beach Channel Campus. 

Admissions: Lottery, District 27 preference. Applications must be submitted by the deadline, typically April 1st. Applications recieved after the deadline are automatically placed on their waitlist. Admission is ongoing until all seats are filled. Visit for more information or email [email protected] (Lydie Raschka, web reports and emails, June 2020)



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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 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

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

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Far Rockaway (District 27)
Trains: A Line, S Line to Beach 98th St-Playland
Buses: Q22, Q52, Q53


Hannah Kehn

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Beach Channel Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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