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Core Values

"At TYWLS, students do not let their sisters fail, it is cool to be smart and hardworking, and young women believe anything is possible."
TYWLS Class of 2011
Smith College, Class of 2015
By the Numbers
TYWLS Science
  • Enrollment: 500
  • Serves Grades 6-12
  • Student Attendance: 96%
  • Teacher Attendance: 97%
  • 98-100% Graduation Rate
  • 100% College Acceptance
  • $25,000+ in college financial aid per student
  • 96% student attendance rate​
  • ​100% pass rate in all regents required for graduation
Our Community
East Harlem Students Share their Vision of Responsible Beauty with ELC  Volunteers – The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. TYWLS Science SSFRP Fall | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Advanced Placement Courses
Accelerated Courses
  • AP US History
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP English Literature
  • AP ​Biology
  • 8th Grade Math
  • Physics
  • ​Chemistry
  • Art Club
  • Columbia Piermont Marsh Summer Research Program
  • Community Service Club
  • Model U.N.
  • Open Doors, Theater Development Fund
  • Orchestra
  • Love Heals (Health/Relationship Education)
  • Robotics Club
  • Step-Up, Women's Network
  • ​Social Justice Club
TYWLS Community service East Harlem Pride – A PSAL sports program comprised of student-athletes  from five small public high schools in East Harlem, New York City. Malala at TYWLS
Community Service
​East Harlem Pride Sports
Notable Guest Speakers
  • Common Pantry
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • ​READ Alliance
  • Special Olympics
  • Sweet Readers
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Softball
  • Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for girls’ education
  • Queen Rania of Jordan, advocate for girls’ education
  • Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General
  • Irshad Manji, Women’s Rights Activist
  • Dr. Yvonne Thornton, celebrated obstetrics specialist
  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of City Counsel and City Councilwoman
Notable Student Opportunities
  • Honors student Nene S. interviewed Michelle Obama
  • TYWLS students were featured in Starbucks Teavana commercial with Oprah Winfrey
TYWLS student interviews First Lady Michelle Obama! | SL Network
  • The 100th screening of "The Empowerment Project" was shown at TYWLS; students were featured in ABC news interview about the documentary
  • TYWLS seniors participated in UBS panel discussion