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Broome Street Academy

  • Broome Street Academy
  • 121 Avenue Of The Americas
  • New York, NY 10013
  • (212) 453-0295
  • 2011

Program Description

Broome Street Academy is an alternative school founded in partnership with The Door, a non-profit social service organization for at-risk youth. BSA gives preference in admission to students who are in temporary housing or foster care, who make up half the student population.

Physically nestled inside The Door's building, BSA students have easy access to homework help, career assistance, counseling, legal services, a computer lab, a recording studio and more. They may even eat dinner at The Door.

"This is exactly the kind of school that New York needs more of," said Principal Melissa Silberman. "It's hard to be a teenager. There are a lot of students who have these kinds of needs."

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 280
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%