NYHS’s Founding Partners are uniquely equipped to support our ambitious mission. Their ideas, resources and organizational expertise help us offer a truly innovative education.
Led by Richard Kahan, The Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating small, public, college-preparatory high schools that provide high quality education
to students who would otherwise attend large,
under-performing schools. By combining a rigorous course of study with authentic learning experiences and interaction with outside partners, UA schools offer students an academic experience that is challenging and relevant. UA has created a family of outstanding small schools led by accomplished principals and supported through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum traces the history of the Port of New York, and its commercial and cultural impact on the city, the state, and the nation. New York’s premier maritime museum, South Street Seaport provides NYHS with essential teaching resources, including:
Led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Waterkeeper Alliance empowers 150 local Waterkeeper programs to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality all over the world. There are six New York City area Waterkeeper programs.
Waterkeeper’s philosophy shapes our academics and our students, who are informal Waterkeepers, ensuring the value of waterbodies for industry, government, recreation, travel, commerce and fishing.
In addition to these three Founding Partners, the Harbor School has collaborated with over 60 outside organizations to offer original theme related programming. Several of these partnerships are listed below: