• 100% of Leaders graduates have been accepted to college every year since 2012.
  • In 2016, Leaders' seniors earned nearly $4 million in financial aid with the help of our college program.
  • 95% of Leaders' surveyed students said, "My teachers want students to become better thinkers, not just memorize things."

Our Core Values

  • LEADING: We develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and compassion in order to lead in and out of school.
  • LEARNING: We pursue new learning opportunites and explore our passions wherever they may lead.
  • CONTRIBUTING: We strengthen our positive school community and act as agents of change so that all members can thrive.
  • EXPLORING: We seek challenges and experiences that push us out of our comfort zones as we explore ourselves, our communities, and the world.

PBATs Not Regents

As part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, our students graduate using Performance-Based Assessment Tasks, instead of Regents Exams. PBATs, or Performance-Based Assessment Tasks, are in-depth analytical papers that students research, write, and revise in every class. In eleventh and twelfth grade, students must publicly defend their PBATs before a panel of teachers and visiting experts during a process called Mastery Passages.

In order to meet requirements for graduation, Leaders students complete PBATs at the end of every semester and present a minimum of four Mastery Passages - in English, history, mathematics, and science - during their junior and senior years.

College Preparation

In order to support students and families, Leaders provides

  • a full-time college counselor;
  • a full-time internship coordinator;
  • a dedicated college office;
  • an internship program for all juniors;
  • our College and Career Dreams classes for all juniors and seniors;
  • a chance to celebrate at our annual College March.

Crew is Family

For four years students meet in crew, a class made up of 12 - 15 students. Crew leaders provide academic support, work on character development, and help students reflect on their growth.

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Leaders is a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium

Positive School Culture

96% of surveyed Leaders students said, "I feel safe and comfortable with my teachers," and 95% said, "My teachers want students to become better thinkers, not just memorize things."