About Us

We are one of eight specialized schools in New York City. Our school uniquely emphasizes the study of American history and offers students an academically rigorous program that is varied and challenging. Our goal is to prepare our students for admission to highly competitive colleges and for a wide range of careers. Our affiliation with Lehman College provides a unique setting in which students enjoy the intimacy of a small school, along with the resources of a large college.  Many of our students participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and PSAL sports.

HSAS consistently ranks in U.S. News and World Report’s list of top high schools in America and is among the top 10 of New York City and New York State public schools. Learn more about the HSAS experience by watching this video created by students at HSAS and by reading this Inside Schools article.