Resource: Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
Website: Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
URL: http://www.hchs.hunter.cuny.edu/
Description: Hunter College High School is a public coeducational day school for intellectually gifted students in grades 7-12, located in New York City. Students here experience an enriched and accelerated liberal arts program within a rigorous and collaborative learning community. The school is supported and maintained by the City University of New York. Students are admitted on a basis of an entrance exam given in January of their sixth grade year. Students must be recommended by their elementary school principal to sit for the exam. The school promotes respect for scholarship, leadership, and service (all students must complete a minimum number of hours of community service before graduation).

Comments: Contributed by: Alumnus on 12/16/2004
I graduated from Hunter in 1994. A first rate free education in the center of Manhattan, Hunter was absolutely the best preperation possible for college and beyond. I found myself much more prepared than other freshmen when I started college. The head start made it easier to then prepare for medical school. When I catch up with old friends, it seems everyone is either a doctor or lawyer. The only person in my class who didn't go on to college is also very successful. You cannot go wrong by attending this school. The only drawback? A building with no windows.

Contributed by: Student on 9/18/2004
This school rocks! I am currently attending 8th grade here, and I can tell you, personally, that it is one of the best schools in the nation. The teachers are nice, understanding, and are really good at disguising teaching as fun. The other people, students, janitors...are really nice too. Any student would definitely feel at home here. So GO!!!!

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