West Prep Academy is a progressive magnet school located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Our talented staff and curricular innovation are just two features that stand out. Prospective parents may want to learn about our instructional methods, our school culture, and our use of media. They will want to observe the advances we have made with our partnerships to integrate our magnet theme: Youth Voice Through Youth Media. Our curriculum is an expression of that theme, which inspires a love for learning, to be agents of change, and to be self confident.

Special Programs

Allowing students to discover their “hidden talents” is just one of the many things that make West Prep a special place. Student artists, musicians, dancers and singers will all have the opportunity to explore their craft and engage in a sequential arts curriculum during their academic career at...


The Magnet philosophy reflects the necessity for technology to be part of any 21st century school. Our students harness the tremendous power of technology through careful exploration of film, video, TV, print, social media, and the web. Scholars at West Prep use technology to: