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Thank you for your interest in Innovation. 

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Please fill out the appropriate application below if you’d like to apply for this year or next and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Anyone is welcome to apply, but preference is given to students within East Harlem Community School District 4.

Our Most Popular Programs

Kicks Academy

Sneaker Design

Teaches math, science & marketing principles through sneaker design, and provides students the opportunity to present their designs to professionals in the industry​


Students learn programming, app design, and game building.


Students learn songwriting, stage performance, recording, music history, and music business, taught by a music industry specialist.


Students engage in cooking, food preparation, standard health & safety practices, all while learning what it takes to start a career in the food service industry.​

Bold Art Society

Our students learn every aspect of film making, including screenwriting, acting, directing, editing and producing, during a year-long class.


Innovation is proud to partner with the EarthWatch Institute, an environmental organization, to send our students to Costa Rica, where they engage in scientific field research to protect the ecology and promote a sustainable environment.

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4 Year Graduation Rate For Students with Disabilities

Our 4 year graduation rate
in 2019 was higher than the
NYC graduation rate

This means our students get the time and attention they need to succeed

Using the The Writing Revolution method we boosted
our pass rate compared
to 79% for NYC as a whole

Our 4 year graduation rate
for SWDs in 2019 exceeded
the City’s rate by 22
percentage points

Who We Are

Innovation nurtures and develops students to be academically successful, emotionally healthy and equipped to lead self-directed and fulfilling lives.

We are a community school that earnestly seeks to provide services for students and their families based on their needs.

We welcome all students and empower them to adapt, excel, innovate and lead. By instilling the core values of innovation, collaboration, tolerance, respect, activism, safety and accountability, students will graduate prepared for success in college and careers.

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Our Instructional Model

The Warrior Way

Teacher Empowerment and Collaboration

Integrated Team Teaching Model​

We use our Team Teaching model to ensure that our teachers feel supported and work closely to maintain a strong school culture, academic expectations, and a positive learning environment to meet the unique needs of our students

Everyone Learns Differently

Individual Learning Plans​

Learning requires multiple approaches all the time for everyone, to really work. That’s why we are developing Individual Learning Plans for all of our students that allow us to track what works for our students and build from there.​

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We are proud of our great staff and their achievements!

Quinston Cornelius

Special Education
Algebra Professor

Emily Bierwirth

Dean of Students

Matthew Boyle

Software Programming Professor

Leslie Liang

Special Education
Living Environment Professor

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