The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education built upon New York City’s maritime experience
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is a public high school founded in 2003. Our mission is to use New York’s maritime experience to create a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that instills in its students the ethic and skills of stewardship. The Harbor School was born of the belief that the natural resources of New York Harbor and the New York Metropolitan community together form an untapped potential for excellence in secondary public school education. Our challenge is bringing New York’s rich maritime experience to the students in the classroom and extending the classroom to include these resources. The Harbor School moved to Governors Island in September 2010. The school was founded and designed for a waterfront location to better focus on marine science, technology and policy. Governors Island was always the ideal location, and now that we are here we are able to implement even more on the water programming. With your help, we hope to become one of the most exciting and effective high schools in New York City. We hope to get you involved now that we are finally n the middle of the Harbor that forms the basis for our curriculum.