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Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Welcome to the New Dorp High School Website!
Our hope is to provide you with the most relevant and important information so that you can stay informed during your time at New Dorp. Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about our Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs), extra-curricular activities, PSAL athletic teams, upcoming special events, important announcements, college and career information and so much more. This website, along with the many NDHS social media accounts, are intended to keep you up to date, well-informed and in “the know” about everything New Dorp.

New Dorp High School is a very special place that provides all students a home in one of our career-themed based, Smaller Learning Communities, or SLCs. The SLCs provide students with the personalized setting of a small high school, while providing our students with a number of activities, teams, clubs, opportunities, electives, Advanced Placement courses, academic supports, college trips, and much more, which only a large school can offer. We pride ourselves on the family feel of our school and the relationships that are formed between the students, parents, and staff.

The secret to our success has been two-fold with a focus on both the structure of our programs and instructional practices in our classrooms. First, the personalized setting of our Smaller Learning Communities allow students to learn in an environment that offers a course of study that is of interest to them and aligned to real-world experiences, provides the student with the same guidance counselor for the four years of high school, and allows the dedicated staff to really get to know everything about their students. Secondly, teachers meet daily to discuss student work, student data, and student outcomes. Our collaborative teacher teams work together to develop strategies, interventions, and practices that not only meet the needs of the students but are also rigorous, fun, and relevant.  

If you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to always reach out to us!

All the best,

Seth Schoenfeld