Stuyvesant High School

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Group.png Stuyvesant High School  
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MottoLatin: Pro Scientia Atque Sapientia
(For knowledge and wisdom)
HeadquartersNew York City
Other nameStuy
Public high school in New York City ranking among the top schools in the nation. Offering offer tuition-free accelerated schooling to city residents.

Stuyvesant High School (pronounced /ˈstvɪsənt/),[1] is a public, specialized high school in New York City, United States. Operated by the New York City Department of Education, these specialized schools offer tuition-free accelerated academics to city residents.

Stuyvesant was established as an all-boys school in the East Village of Manhattan in 1904. An entrance examination was mandated for all applicants starting in 1934, and the school started accepting female students in 1969. Stuyvesant moved to its current location at Battery Park City in 1992 because the student body had become too large to be suitably accommodated in the original campus. The old building now houses several high schools.

Admission to Stuyvesant involves passing the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test. Every March, the 800 to 850 applicants with the highest SHSAT scores out of the around 30,000 eighth- and ninth-graders who apply to Stuyvesant are accepted.[2] The school has a wide range of extracurricular activities, including a theater competition called SING! and two student publications.

Stuyvesant consistently ranks among the top schools in the nation. Based on a Niche report, Stuyvesant High School ranks as the #1 public high school in New York State and ranks #6 nationally among public high schools in the United States.[3] Notable alumni include former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, physicists Brian Greene and Lisa Randall, chemist Roald Hoffmann, and genome researcher Eric Lander. Stuyvesant is one of only six secondary schools worldwide that has educated four or more Nobel laureates.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Richard Ben-Veniste3 January 1943Lawyer
Deep state functionary
A lawyer who has taken various legal roles for the US deep state, including securing the Watergate coup.
Eric Holder21 January 1951