My daughter is now a junior at Repertory. After reading such poor reviews from past years I am happy to advise that this school is A+++++++. The academics are very challenging. Some of the classes are taught by teachers who were once college professors and you can earnestly tell from the homework my daughter brings home. Secondly, this is the only high school in NYC that gives students the triple threat. The other high schools, including LaGuardia, only give the student the art of their choice. They will only get one, not all three: vocal, dance, and acting, which you will need to compete for the theater. Repertory also has a charter in place for National Honor Society, which my daughter was one of the first to achieve in the tenth grade. The school, under its new principal, has become one that is very competitive among the NYC theatrical high schools. This school is one to be considered when making your choice of high schools.
This is a school that most of the students like. It could use help in the form of more actors and actressess guiding them to improve in their acting. It's a small school right in the middle of the threatre district, with many talented students. If they can get a sponsor - guide these young future actors and actresses, and the many multi-talented ones in what they want to be in the future. The teachers know the students, and students know their teachers. It is not so big that a student can get lost. Regular academics is stressed but students can work a little harder for the academics. If someone could help sponsor this school, it would be even better.
I believe every school has its good and bad. So far my daughter has been doing great and she is pressed to go forward by her teachers.Sometimes its really up to the student also to put their effort but I do understand that sometimes teachers are just following curriculum.
The Reperatory school, is definitely not the fit for a student, who had graduated from a school with high academic standards. This school has no structure, the students are all over the place. I consistently ask my child about test, and quizes, how are these students going to get what they need academically from this school? The Principal never returns your phone calls, the administration is very unprofessional. Trust me, find another alternative especially if your child would like to seriously study performing arts, this school is not the fit.
I'm a current senior and from before freshman year my peers and I were promised 4 years of dance, acting, and music. We've recieved about 2 years of dance, most of the acting but with different acting teachers every year, and literally 6 months of music. As for the academics, the bear minimum is given for a regents diploma.The only sciences are living environment and chemistry. Thats it. No calculous either. Almost everyone in my grade failed the chemistry and geometry regents. If you want a school that will help you grow artistically, soar to new heights academically and thrive in an environment where everyone wants to learn s much as you do, REPERTORY COMPANY H.S. IS NOT THE SCHOOL FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN.
My son is a senior at Repertory; he will graduate next June with an Advance Regents Diploma. In September, he will be taking courses at Hunter College thru College Now. I liked Repertory because of its size; the school averages about 240 students. The school exposed my son to technical theatre and now he is looking at colleges where he can major in theatre and technical theatre. The teachers and the staff are very supportive of students, and parents have access to teachers. Repertory has a family atmosphere; the teachers and staff know the students. Academically Repertory ranks among the average in public high schools. The down side, Repertory struggles financially. The school has talented students but without famous alumni or big names sponsors, the PTA is the only source of fundraising. Never the less, the school gets a ton of credit for what it accomplishes annually on a limited budget.
being a current junior in this school i have been thrilled with the experience in this establishment. i have a lot of hands on training and the teachers are very well concerned to not only passing their students with above satisfactory grades but also on being able to apply their knowledge into real life situations. also, being a theatre arts school, the principal does a lot to try and incorporate and encourage kids in all aspects of theatre (set, light and sound operation, and technical crew) the curriculum is college based and gives qualifications for every student in attendance, in four years time, graduate with an advance regents diploma which gives an exemplar look on a students transcript when looking for colleges. being located in the meat of the Theatre district (Times Square) gives no greater place for a rising star to be trained and set out into the real world with high expectations not only from loved ones but also from myself.
This school is terrible, the grades are low the standards of the teachers are low. If the teachers arent stopping the lesson for one thing there cursing out a student . With the grade levels being low some of the teachers before regents go up to students the dont feel will do well. And say i dont think you should take this regents this year and the students end up having to take the regents over. This has happend to me personally as well and I ended up passing the regents. There is no structure in the school. Please take Action . There are so many students unhappy.
Repertory has just reached satisfactory in the performing arts field, which also isn't so amazing. The academics at this school are extremely terrible. I am currently a freshman, and the unorganization at this school is unbelievable. Alot of students are unhappy here and wish to transfer but the Priciple will not allow transfers.Many students alternate to dropping out and recently classes as a whole have failed regents exams. This can be partially the students fault, but is mostly due to poor preperation.There is no sense of motivation here at repertory as well as no diversity making some students uncomfortable in this enviroment. Many students have voiced feeling deprived of their talent once arriving at repertory h.s. The gradutation percentage at this school is decent but overall the terrors of Repertory are overlooked. I am personally unhappy here and hope that one day this school can go undergo evaluation, depleting its existence.
I am a freshmen at this school. I hate it so much, i am trying to transfer out. There are not enough preforming arts. None of the kids are motivated, no one cares about education. The teachers are rude and disrespectful. Don't come here!!
Repertory H.S. is great for children who have been in small Middle Schools and not use to high populated environments. It is a very small H.S. which means every students is known by most teachers and peers. My only issue with this H.S is that I am not sure if children are receiving adequate instruction in order to succeed in college.
I currently attend this scool. Is a very confidential and close community inside the school itself is very small and very safe. Its my senior year and I love it.
I attended this school, graduating in 2003. This was an excellent school for students who did not fit into normal public schools in New York, and perfect for students wishing to make their mark in the performing arts carreers. Not so great on structure or formality. The academic programs were on-par with other NYC public schools, which is to say not amazing but satisfactory. The level of parent involvement was nil. Recently the school has undergone a restructuring and has added many more computers to assist with the screenwriting class.
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