Core Values:  Community, Collaboration, and Equity

Sunset Park High School is a diverse and inclusive school that prepares all students for college and for meeting the challenging demands of a changing world.  SPHS is dedicated to growing future leaders and is committed to:

Success for all students

  • 3 Small learning communities: Visual & Performing Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, and Health & Human Services

  • Personal attention to students and families

  • Advisory Groups

  • Teams of teachers for each grade

  • Interdisciplinary Instruction

  • Elective classes in business, health, and the arts

  • Physical wellness of students through sports and exercise


Partnership with the Community

Collaborations with neighborhood businesses and organizations provide

  • Enriched learning in the classroom

  • Internships in health, human services, business, and the arts

  • After school and summer programs for students, parents, and the community

  • Early college preparation

  • Academic, social, and emotional support

Our partners include: Sunset Park High School Task Force; Center for Family Life--"Life Lines" Community Arts Project, Year-Round Youth Employment Program; Lutheran HealthCare; Turning Point; City University of New York; and the Institute for Student Achievement


High Expectations

  • All students are engaged as critical and creative thinkers

  • Classes include diverse student populations working cooperatively

  • Students demonstrate learning in projects and performances

  • Students meet graduation requirements necessary to attend four-year colleges and universities


Service to Local and Global Communities

  • Take an active part in the governance of your school

  • Serve the neighborhood of Sunset Park

  • Make informed decisions

  • Make a difference in our changing world

Sunset Park High School is in partnership with the Sunset Park High School Task Force and the Institute for Student Achievement, an organization that prepares students for college and careers through inquiry-based instruction.