Stuyvesant High School

Infobox School
name = Stuyvesant High School

motto = Pro Scientia Atque Sapientia
motto_translation = Latin: "For knowledge and wisdom"
established = 1904
type = Public (magnet) secondary
principal = Stanley Teitel
faculty = 175 [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/daa/SchoolReports/05asr/102475.pdf
title=2004-2005 Annual School Report - Stuyvesant High School
publisher=New York City Public Schools
year=2005
accessdate=2007-09-17
]
students = 3,031

mascot = Pegleg Pete
colors = Red color box|red and blue color box|blue
city = New York City
state = New York
country = United States
website = [http://www.stuy.edu/ www.stuy.edu]
grades = 9–12
address = 345 Chambers Street
newspaper = "The Spectator"
yearbook = "The Indicator"
nickname = Stuy
schoolnumber = M475
schoolboard = New York City Public Schools
SAT = 1408
Nobel laureates = 4

Stuyvesant High School (IPA: /ˈstаɪvɛsənt/), commonly referred to as Stuy (IPA: /ˈstаɪ/),The nickname "Stuy" is used in many places on the web, including in the name of the school's official website, [http://www.stuy.edu www.stuy.edu] .] is a New York City public high school that specializes in mathematics and science. It is one of the most competitive public high schools in the United States, sending more students to some of the nation's most prestigious universities than most other public or private schools.cite news
url=http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-COLLEGE0711-sort.html
title=How the Schools Stack Up
first=Ellen
last=Gamerman
coauthers=Juliet Chung, SungHa Park and Candace Jackson
publisher=The Wall Street Journal
date=2007-12-28
accessdate=2008-01-01
] The school opened in 1904 on Manhattan's East Side and moved to a new building in Battery Park City in 1992. Stuyvesant is noted for its strong academic programs, having produced many notable alumni including four Nobel laureates. [cite web
url=http://www.stuy.edu/about/faq.php
title=Stuy FAQs
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2007-09-17
] "U.S. News and World Report" ranked it fifteenth in their 2007 list of America's best "Gold-Medal" high schools. [cite news
url=http://www.usnews.com/articles/education/high-schools/2007/11/29/gold-medal-schools.html
title=Gold Medal Schools
publisher=U.S. News & World Report
date=2007-11-29
accessdate=2008-01-11
]

Together with Brooklyn Technical High School and Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant is one of the three original academic Specialized High Schools of New York City. Operated by the New York City Department of Education, the trio are open to New York City residents and charge no tuition. Admission to each is by competitive examination only, of which Stuyvesant has the highest cutoff score. A long-standing friendly rivalry between Stuyvesant and Bronx Science exists over the Intel Science Talent Search, with each school claiming dominance over the other at various times.

Established as a manual trade school for boys, Stuyvesant became coeducational in 1969. Upon the construction of its Battery Park City building, the facilities for girls became on par with those for boys.

History

Stuyvesant High School is named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New Netherland before the colony was transferred to England in 1664. [cite paper
title=(Former) Stuyvesant High School
publisher=New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
url=http://home2.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/stuyvesanths.pdf
date=1997-05-20
format=PDF
accessdate=2006-05-28
]

The school was established in 1904 as a manual training school for boys, hosting 155 students and 12 teachers. In 1907, it moved from its original location at 225 East 23rd Street to a building designed by C. B. J. Snyder at 345 East 15th Street, where it remained for 85 years. Its reputation for excellence in math and science continued to grow, and enrollment was restricted based on scholastic achievement starting in 1919.cite web
url=http://www.stuyvesant.ourstrongband.org/Timeline%20Annual.htm
title=Stuyvesant High School Timeline by Class Year
publisher=The Campaign for Stuyvesant
date=2007-03-27
accessdate=2006-06-04
] The school went on a double session plan in 1919 to accommodate the rising number of students. Some students attended in the morning and others in the afternoon and early evening. All students studied a full set of courses. Double sessions ran until 1956. [cite paper
url=http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/segal73.htm
title=Interview with George Segal
first=Paul
last=Cummings
publisher=Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art
date=1973-11-26
accessdate=2006-06-04
]

In 1934, the school implemented a system of entrance examinations. The examination program was later expanded to include the newly founded Bronx High School of Science, and was developed with the assistance of Columbia University.cite web
url=http://www.stuy-pa.org/files/documents/04-05ParentHandbook.pdf
title=History of Stuyvesant High School
first=Eugene
last=Blaufarb
work=Stuyvesant High School Parent Handbook
publisher=Stuyvesant Parents Association
year=2005
format=PDF
accessdate=2006-05-28
] During the 1950s, the building underwent a $2 million renovation to update its classrooms, shops, libraries and cafeterias.

In 1956, a team of six students designed and began construction of a cyclotron. The team was headed by Martin Gersten and included John Sutherland, Charles Abzug and Robert Rudko. The faculty advisor was Mr. Abraham Kerner of the Chemistry Department. By 1962, a low-power test of the device succeeded. Matt Deming (1962) remembered that a later attempt at full-power operation "tanked the electrical system for the building and surrounding area".cite web
url=http://www.stuyvesant.ourstrongband.org/extracurriculars.htm#cyclotron
title=The Cyclotron Committee
publisher=The Campaign for Stuyvesant
date=2007-03-27
accessdate=2006-03-08
] cite web
url=http://www.stuy100.org/stuy-timeline.html
title=Stuyvesant 100 Year Timeline
publisher=Stuyvesant Centennial Committee
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050221111322/http://www.stuy100.org/stuy-timeline.html
archivedate=2005-02-21
accessdate=2006-06-27
] In 1969, 14 girls were admitted to Stuyvesant and 12 enrolled at the start of September, marking the school's first co-educational year. Now, approximately 43% of students are female.cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/daa/SchoolReports/03asr/171475.pdf
title=2002–2003 Annual Report, Stuyvesant High School
author=Manhattan Superintendancy
publisher=New York City Public Schools
year=2003
format=PDF
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070628195704/http://schools.nyc.gov/daa/SchoolReports/03asr/171475.pdf
archivedate=2007-06-28
accessdate=2006-03-08
]

In 1972, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, Stuyvesant, and The High School of Music & Art (now Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts) were chosen by the New York State Legislature as specialized high schools of New York City. The Hecht-Calandra act called for a uniform exam to be administered for admission to Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science and Stuyvesant High School.cite magazine
url=http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_2_how_gothams_elite.html
title=How Gotham’s Elite High Schools Escaped the Leveller’s Ax
first=Heather
last=Mac Donald
journal=City Journal
date=Spring 1999
accessdate=2006-05-28
] The exam, named the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), tested students in math and verbal abilities. Admission to LaGuardia High School is by audition rather than examination, in keeping with its artistic mission.

In 1992, a new, waterfront building was constructed to house the high school (see school facilities).

During the 2003–2004 school year, Stuyvesant celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a full year of activities. Events included a procession from the 15th Street building to the Chambers Street one; a meeting of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology; an all-class reunion; and visits and speeches from notable alumni. In recent years, keynote graduation speakers have included Former President Bill Clinton (2002), GE CEO Jack Welch (2003), United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (2004), CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein (2005), Late Night Comedian Conan O'Brien (2006), and American Symphony Orchestra conductor and Bard College president Leon Botstein (2007).

Enrollment

Stuyvesant has a total enrollment of over 3,000 students,cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/High/Directory/school/?sid=1090
title=High School Directory Entry: Stuyvesant High School
publisher=New York City Department of Education
year=2007
accessdate=2008-03-27
] and is open to residents of New York City entering either ninth or tenth grade. Enrollment is based solely on performance on the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/OurSchools/HSDirectory/SpecializedHighSchoolsStudentHandbook.htm
title=NYC Department of Education Specialized High Schools Student Handbook
publisher=New York City Department of Education
year=2005
accessdate=2006-03-25
] The list of schools using the SHSAT has since grown to include all of New York's specialized high schools except LaGuardia High School, where entry is by audition rather than examination. The test score necessary for admission to Stuyvesant has consistently been higher than that needed for admission to the other schools using the test.cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/StudentEnroll/HSAdmissions/hsProcess/Specialadm/special.htm
title=Specialized Admissions Round
publisher=New York City Department of Education
year=2007
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070825003245/http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/StudentEnroll/HSAdmissions/hsProcess/Specialadm/special.htm
archivedate=2007-08-25
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Admission is currently based on an individual's score on the examination and his or her pre-submitted ranking of Stuyvesant among the other specialized schools. Each year, about 26,000 of New York City's eighth-graders sit for the test. [cite web|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/12/nyregion/12exam.html?scp=1&sq=SHSAT&st=nyt|publisher=New York Times|title=Admission Test's Scoring Quirk Throws Balance Into Question|date=2005-11-12|accessdate=2008-04-29|author=David M. Herszenhorn] Ninth and rising tenth graders are also eligible to take the test for enrollment, though far fewer students are admitted this way. [cite web|url=http://www.stuy.edu/about/admissions.php|title=Admissions|publisher=Stuyvesant High School|accessdate=2008-04-29]

According to Article 12 of New York education law, "Admissions to the Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, and Brooklyn Technical High School shall be solely and exclusively by taking a competitive, objective, and scholastic achievement examination, which shall be open to each and every child in the city of New York." [cite web
url=http://www.counsel.nysed.gov/Decisions/volume35/d13477.htm
title=Appeal of Cary Mark Goodman, on behalf of his son, Mosah Fernandez Goodman, from action of the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York regarding a specialized high school test
date=1995-08-30
author=Corporation Counsel
publisher=New York City Department of Education
accessdate=2006-03-08
] The current admission policy is available from the NYC Department of Education. According to the Department of Education, Stuyvesant accepts students solely based on their performance on the SHSAT, although former Mayor John Lindsay and community activist group ACORN have argued that the exam may be biased against African and Hispanic Americans.cite paper
url=http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=540
title=Secret Apartheid II: Race, Regents, and Resources
publisher=Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
year=1997
accessdate=2006-05-06
]

Academics

Stuyvesant students undertake a college preparatory curriculum that includes four years of English, history, and laboratory-based sciences (chemistry and physics are required), three years of mathematics (most students opt for four) and three years of foreign language, a semester each of introductory art, music, health, Technical drawing and computer science, and two lab-based technology courses. Several exemptions from technology education exist for seniors. [cite web
url=http://www.stuy-pa.org/files/documents/04-05ParentHandbook.pdf
title=Graduation Requirements
work=Stuyvesant High School Parent Handbook
publisher=Stuyvesant Parents Association
year=2004
format=PDF
accessdate=2006-05-28
] [cite web
url=http://register.stuy.edu/program_office/grad_reqs.html
title=Graduation Requirements
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2006-05-28
]

Stuyvesant offers students a broad selection of elective courses. Some of the more unusual offerings include robotics, physics of music, astronomy, introduction to plasma physics, and the mathematics of financial markets.cite web
url=http://register.stuy.edu/program_office/course_descriptions.html
title=Online Course Guide
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2006-05-28
] Most students complete the New York City Regents courses by Junior year and take calculus during their senior year. However, the school offers math courses through differential equations and linear algebra for the more advanced students. A year of technical drawing used to be required; students learned how to draft by hand in its first semester and how to draft using a computer (CAD) in the second. Now, students take a one-semester technical drawing class (a compacted version of the former drafting course), and a semester of introductory computer science, which introduces Netlogo, Python_(programming_language), and DrScheme to the more science-oriented students.

Students can choose from 31 Advanced Placement courses [cite web
url=http://www.stuy100.org/about.html
title=Stuyvesant H.S. 100 Year Anniversary
publisher=Stuyvesant Centennial Committee
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050305222753/http://www.stuy100.org/about.html
archivedate=2005-03-05
accessdate=2006-06-27
] to earn college credits; a few are thus able to start college as sophomores.

Computer science enthusiasts can take two additional computer programming courses after the completion of Advanced Placement computer science: systems level programming and computer graphics. There is also a 2 year computer networking sequence which can earn students Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Stuyvesant's foreign language offerings rival those of many colleges, including Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Hebrew, Japanese, and Italian. In 2001, Korean was added as a result of student and parent requests. The school's Muslim Student Association was successful in raising funds to support courses in Arabic, which began in 2005. Both Arabic and Korean are offered as electives. [cite web|url=http://www.thevillager.com/villager_123/stuyvensantmuslimstudents.html|title=Stuyvesant Muslim students now able to study Arabic|publisher=Village Voice|date=2005-09-07|accessdate=2008-04-29|author=Sara G. Levin]

Stuyvesant's Biology and Geo-science department offers courses in molecular biology (a course sequence composed of a molecular science class in the Fall and a molecular genetics class in the Spring), human physiology, medical ethics, medical and veterinary diagnosis, human disease, anthropology and sociobiology, vertebrate zoology, laboratory techniques, medical human genetics, botany, the molecular basis of cancer, nutrition science, and psychology. The Chemistry and Physics department offers organic chemistry, physical chemistry, astronomy, engineering mechanics, and electronics.

Although Stuyvesant is primarily known for its strength in areas such as math and science, the school has also developed a very strong humanities curriculum. Comprehensive programs in the humanities offer students courses in British and classical literature, Shakespearean Literature, Science Fiction, philosophy, existentialism, debate, acting, journalism, and a host of creative writing and poetry classes. The history core requires a year of ancient, European and American history, as well as a semester of economics and government. Humanities electives include American foreign policy, civil and criminal law, Jewish history, "prejudice and persecution", "race, ethnicity and gender issues", small business management, and Wall Street. Stuyvesant is also home to a robust music program and offers students ten music groups, ranging from a symphony orchestra and jazz ensemble to a chamber choir. Stuyvesant has recently entered into an agreement with City College of New York, in which the college funds advanced after-school courses that are taken for college credit but taught by Stuyvesant teachers. Some of these courses include physical chemistry, linear algebra, advanced Euclidean geometry, and women's history. [cite news
url=http://spectator.stuy.edu/display.cgi?id=1361
title=Stuyvesant Students Get a Taste of College After School
date=2004-10-18
first=Jin-ji
last=Kim
publisher=The Spectator
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050223090251/http://spectator.stuy.edu/display.cgi?id=1361
archivedate=2005-02-23
accessdate=2006-06-27
] [cite news
url=http://spectator.stuy.edu/display.cgi?id=1360
title=Staff Editorial
publisher=The Spectator
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050223084654/http://spectator.stuy.edu/display.cgi?id=1360
archivedate=2005-02-23
accessdate=2006-06-27
]

Stuyvesant has contributed to the education of several Nobel laureates, winners of the Fields Medal and the Wolf Prize, and a host of other accomplished alumni. It consistently leads the nation in the number of National Merit Scholarshipscite web
url=http://www.stuy.edu/about/history.php
title=History
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
year=2005
accessdate=2008-03-31
] awarded and regularly trades off the leading position in the number of Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalists and Finalists with Bronx Science. [cite web
url=http://www.math.uncc.edu/~hbreiter/doc9.htm
title=Nurturing Science's Young Elite: Westinghouse Talent Search
first=Scott
last=Huler
publisher=The Scientist
date=1991-04-15
accessdate=2006-07-09
]

Stuyvesant, along with other similar schools, has regularly been excluded from Newsweek's annual list of the Top 100 Public High Schools. The 2006-05-08 issue states the reason as being, "because so many of their students score well above average on the SAT and ACT." [cite news
url=http://www.newsweek.com/id/34509
title=What Makes a High School Great?
last=Kantrowitz
first=Barbara
coauthors=Pat Wingert
work=Newsweek
date=2006-05-08
accessdate=2008-04-12
] [cite news
url=http://www.newsweek.com/id/39380
title=America's Best High Schools FAQ
first=Jay
last=Matthews
authorlink=Jay Matthews
work=Newsweek
date=2005-05-08
accessdate=2006-08-02
] "US News & World Report", however, included Stuyvesant on its list of "Best High Schools" published in December 2007. [cite news
url=http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2007/11/30/2007-11-30_us_news__world_report_gives_city_schools.html
title=U.S. News & World Report gives city schools high marks in new list
first=Carrie
last=Melago
work=Daily News
date=2007-03-11
accessdate=2008-03-31
]

Before the revision of the SAT, Stuyvesant graduates had an average score of 1408 (685 verbal, 723 math). Stuyvesant also was the high school with the highest number of Advanced Placement exams taken, and also the highest number of students reaching the mastery level. [cite news
url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/education/26advanced.html
title=New York Tops Advanced Placement Tests
first=Susan
last=Saulny
work=The New York Times
date=2006-01-26
accessdate=2006-03-08
]

According to a September 2002 high school ranking by "Worth" magazine, 3.67% of Stuyvesant students went on to attend Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Universities, ranking it as the 9th top public high school in the United States and 120th among all schools, public or private. [cite journal
url=http://chronicle.com/daily/2002/08/2002082603n.htm
title=Elite Private High Schools Serve as 'Feeder System' Into Top Colleges, Magazine Reports
first=Richard
last=Morgan
journal=The Chronicle of Higher Education
date=2002-08-26
] In December 2007, "The Wall Street Journal" studied the freshman classes at eight selective colleges (Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams College, Pomona College, Swarthmore College, U. Chicago, and Johns Hopkins), and reported that Stuvesant sent 67, or 9.9% of its 674 seniors, to them.

chool facilities

By the 1980s, the East 15th Street building was no longer a quality educational facility by modern standards. The five-story building was also overwhelmed by the several thousand students. So The New York City Board of Education secured an agreement with the Battery Park City Authority for a new building, and construction began in 1989. The new ten-floor building, located near lower Manhattan's financial district, cost about $148 million and included 65 classrooms, about 450 computers on 13 networks, 7 pairs of escalators, various indoor sporting facilities including two gymnasiums and a pool built to Public Schools Athletic League standards, a theater with acoustics and lighting to accommodate music and drama productions, two lecture halls with movable partitions, a skylit cafeteria overlooking the Hudson River, 12 science laboratories (including a molecular biology lab and an analytical chemistry lab) and special shops for instruction in ceramics, photography, wood, plastics, metal work, robotics and energy studies. One room, called the "Museum Room", was built as a replica of a room in the 15th Street Stuyvesant building as a request by students, with desks, chairs, a table and blackboard brought from there, as well as paint and flooring in its style. The room was dedicated to teacher Dr. A. Edward Stefanacci, who died in 1993. The school's library has a capacity of 40,000 volumes and overlooks Battery Park City. [cite news
url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CEFDB1531F935A35755C0A965958260
title=Architecture View; On the Hudson, Launching Minds Instead of Ships
first=Herbert
last=Muschamp
date=1993-06-06
publisher=New York Times
accessdate=2006-05-28
]

The New York City Department of Education reports that public per student spending at Stuyvesant is slightly lower than the city average. Stuyvesant also receives private contributions. [cite web
url=http://www.ourstrongband.org/Videos/CampaignForStuyvesant_Broadband.wmv
title=Stuyvesant promotional video
format=video (WMV)
publisher=The Campaign for Stuyvesant
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Shortly after the new building was completed, the $10 million TriBeCa Bridge was built to allow students to enter the building without having to cross the busy West Street.

The new school building was designed to be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is listed as such by the New York City Department of Education. As a result, the building is one of the 5 additional sites of P721M, a school for older (aged 15–21) students with multiple disabilities and mental retardation.cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/41ACD8D4-DDD2-4F1A-AEF0-AF3A9D132EBB/0/ListofAccessibleSchools2007.pdf
title=Current List of Accessible Schools
month=June
year=2007
publisher=New York City Department of Education
format=PDF
page=23
accessdate=2008-03-28
]

In 1997, the eastern end of the mathematics floor was dedicated to Dr. Richard Rothenberg, the math department chairman who had died from a sudden heart attack earlier that year. Sculptor Madeleine Segall-Marx was commissionedFact|date=August 2008 to create the Rothenberg Memorial in his honor. She created a mathematics wall entitled "Celebration," consisting of 50 wooden boxes — one for each year of his life — behind a glass wall, featuring mathematical concepts and reflections on Rothenberg.

As of 2008, the 15th Street building houses the Institute for Collaborative Education [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02/M407/default.htm
title=Welcome, Institute for Collaborative Education, M407
date=2008-08-27
publisher=New York City Department of Education
accessdate=2008-08-27
] , P.S. M226 [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02/M226/default.htm
title=Welcome, P.S. M226, M226
date=2008-08-27
publisher=New York City Department of Education
accessdate=2008-08-27
] , and the High School for Health Professions and Human Services [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02/M420/default.htm
title=Welcome, High School for Health Professions and Human Services, M420
date=2008-08-27
publisher=New York City Department of Education
accessdate=2008-08-27
] , and the 23rd Street building is the home of P.S. 347, the American Sign Language and English Lower School [cite web
url=http://www.47lowerschool.org/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=9cb3255c-8fcf-4499-a535-266d28c513a2
title=Directions and parking info
date=2006-10-30
publisher=American Sign Language and English Lower School (PS 347)
accessdate=2008-08-27
] .

Mnemonics (public artwork)

During construction, the Battery Park City Authority in conjunction with the Percent for Art Program of the City of New York, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Board of Education commissioned "Mnemonics", an artwork by public artists Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel. Four hundred hollow glass blocks were dispersed randomly from the basement to the tenth floor of the new Stuyvesant High School building. Each block contains relics that are evidence of geographical, natural, cultural and social worlds, from antiquity to the present time.

The blocks are set into the hallway walls and scattered throughout the building. Each block is inscribed with a brief description of its contents or context. The items displayed include a section of the Great Wall of China, fragments of the Mayan pyramids, leaves from the sacred Bo tree, water from the Nile and Ganges Rivers, a Revolutionary War button, pieces of the 15th Street Stuyvesant building, a report card of a student of the old building, and of monuments around the world, various chemical compounds, and memorabilia from each of the 88 years' history of the 15th Street building. As an ongoing work, empty blocks were installed, to be filled with items chosen by the 88 graduating classes following its installation, up through 2080. [cite web
url=http://www.stuy.edu/stuycube
title=Stuy³: A site about Mnemonics
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2008-01-26
] The installation received the Award for Excellence in Design from the Art Commission of the City of New York. [cite web
url=http://www.jonesginzel.com/PROJECTS/mnemonics/mnemonicstxt.html
title=Kristin Jones - Andrew Ginzel
publisher=Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel
date=2007-04-20
accessdate=2008-02-14
]

Extracurricular activities

ports

Stuyvesant fields 32 varsity teams, including a swimming team, as well as golf, bowling, volleyball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, fencing, baseball/softball, handball, tennis, track/cross country, [cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/news/psal_stories.asp?ID=15388
title=PSAL Cross Country City Championship Results
publisher=Public Schools Athetic League
date=2007-11-10
accessdate=2008-01-01
] cricket, football, and starting in Spring 2008, lacrosse teams. In addition, Stuyvesant club teams include boys' varsity and junior varsity, and girls' varsity Ultimate teams. The girls' Ultimate team, Sticky Fingers, won the UPA Junior National tournament in 1998. [cite web
url=http://www.rivative.net/ultimate/1996_1998/98nationals_hs.html
title=1998 High School (Juniors) Nationals
first=Tony
last=Leonardo
year=1998
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20060517164423/http://www.rivative.net/ultimate/1996_1998/98nationals_hs.html
archivedate=2006-05-17
accessdate=2008-01-26
] The Stuyvesant Cross Country team was Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) City Champions in 2004, 2005 and 2007, and have been Manhattan Borough Triple Crown Champions since 1999. [cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/articles/psal_stories.aspx?storyid=15392
title=Curtis Girls and Stuyvesant Boys Shine at PSAL XC Championships
first=Michael
last=Graber
publisher=Public Schools Athetic League
date=2007-11-30
accessdate=2008-01-26
] The Stuyvesant Boys Swimming Team, the Pirates, have been PSAL City Champions consecutively since 2000 and Opens champions since 1995. [cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/articles/psal_stories.aspx?storyid=14718
title=PSAL Boys Swimming Champions
publisher=Public Schools Athetic League
accessdate=2008-01-26
] The girls soccer team, the Mimbas, brought home the City Championship title in 2001, 2004, and 2005, despite a severe lack of practice space and lack of a home field. [cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/articles/psal_stories.aspx?storyid=14690
title=PSAL Girls Soccer Champions
publisher= Public Schools Athetic League
accessdate=2008-01-26
] In 2005 and 2007 the Stuyvesant Fencing team won the PSAL City Championship. [cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/articles/psal_stories.aspx?storyid=14573
title=PSAL Boys Fencing Champions
publisher= Public Schools Athetic League
accessdate=2008-01-26
] Stuyvesant is also a powerhouse in fencing with a string of city championships from 1986 through 1989 and again as recently as 2007. In September 2007 the Stuyvesant football team were granted a home field at Pier 40. Stuyvesant does not, however, have a track, baseball field, or tennis court, although the new building does have a pool. [cite web
url=http://physed.stuy.edu/sportsteam.html
title=Stuyvesant Athletics
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2006-03-08
]

Unlike most American high schools, most sports teams at Stuyvesant have their own name, such as the Lemurs (boys gymnastics), Peglegs (football, Boy's lacrosse and bowling), Huskies (Girl's Lacrosse) Penguins (girls swimming), Pirates (boys swimming), Ballers (boys soccer), Mimbas (girls soccer), Vixens (girls varsity volleyball), Lobsters (girls tennis), Hitmen (baseball), Flying Dutchmen (hockey) and Spartans (wrestling and Roller Hockey).cite web
url=http://www.psal.org/psalsports/school/psal_schoolprofile.asp?cschool=02519
title=PSAL profile: Stuyvesant
publisher=Public Schools Athletic League
accessdate=2007-09-17
] These names tend to change with time.

tudent government

The student body of Stuyvesant is represented by the Stuyvesant Student Union, a group of elected and appointed students who serve the student body in two important areas:cite web
url=http://www.stuysu.org/www/getpage.php?cat=community&name=Constitution
title=Constitution of the Student Union
publisher=Stuyvesant High School Student Union
accessdate=2008-03-27
]
#Improving student life by promoting and managing extracurricular activities (clubs and publications), and by organizing out-of-school activity such as city excursions or fund-raisers;
#Providing a voice to the student body in all discussion of school policy with the administration.

Clubs and publications

Stuyvesant offers clubs, publications, teams and other opportunities under a system similar to that of many colleges. It hosts over 200 clubs ranging from The Thinkers (philosophy) club, to the Photography Club.cite web
url=http://www.stuysu.org/cp
title=Clubs and Pubs
publisher=Stuyvesant High School Student Union
accessdate=2006-05-28
] The sheer number of clubs at the school is due to Stuyvesant's relatively free policy of "student rule". Most clubs are entirely student run, requiring only a Faculty Advisor to maintain their existence. One of the best examples of this policy is the Stuyvesant Model UN club, which is one of the largest clubs in the school. The club attends as many as 6 Model UN Conferences each year, held at various Colleges across the Northeast. The club also hosts StuyMUNC, an annual conference organized and run almost entirely by the students. Stuyvesant also has a very prestigious Junior State of America program (a political debate club). The Stuyvesant Theater Community puts on three student-run productions a year (a fall musical, a winter drama, and a spring comedy) as well as a one-act festival and several smaller studio productions. [cite web
url=http://www.stuytheater.org
title=Stuyvesant Theater Community
publisher=Stuyvesant High School
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Key Club International also has a branch at Stuyvesant with over 350 members, making it one of the largest clubs in the school.

"The Spectator"

"The Spectator" is Stuyvesant's official school newspaper. It contains eleven sections: news, features, op-ed, arts & entertainment, sports, photography, art, layout, copy, business, and web. Most departments are headed by at least two editors, all of whom encompass the editorial board of the paper. The editorial board meets daily in the "Spectator" journalism class and is headed by the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor. At the start of their term, the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor select four editors to be members of the Managing Board, a group that advises the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor on matters relating to the paper. There are over 250 total staff members who help to produce the bi-weekly publication. At the beginning of the fall and spring terms, there are recruitments, but interested students may join at any time. "The Spectator" is independent from the school, but it remains a prime news source for students, teachers, and administrators.

"The Spectator", founded in 1915, is one of Stuyvesant's oldest publications.cite web
url=http://www.stuyvesant.ourstrongband.org/extracurriculars.htm#Spectator
title=The Spectator
work=Stuyvesant High School Extra-curricula's
publisher=The Campaign for Stuyvesant
accessdate=2007-03-18
] It has a long-standing connection with its older namesake, Columbia University's "Columbia Daily Spectator", and it has been recognized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Columbia Scholastic Press Association on several occasions, most recently in 2002. [cite web
url=http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cspa/docs/awards-to-people/sullivan/recipients/index.html
title=Awards to People
publisher=Columbia Scholastic Press Association
accessdate=2006-05-28
]

"The Stuyvesant Standard"

Founded in 2001, "The Stuyvesant Standard" is a bi-weekly newspaper published by Stuyvesant students for the community in and around the school. It covers school news as well as current events, and contains "interest sections" such as Business and Science alongside the standard departments of Opinions, Sports, and Arts & Entertainment. "The Stuyvesant Standard" is distributed within Stuyvesant and throughout the surrounding community.

"The Voice"

"The Voice" was founded in the 1973–74 academic year as an independent publication only loosely sanctioned by school officials. It had the appearance of a magazine and gained a large readership. "The Voice" attracted a considerable amount of controversy and a First Amendment lawsuit, after which the administration forced it to go off-campus and to turn commercial in 1975–76.

In the beginning of the 1975–76 academic year, "The Voice" decided to publish the results of a confidential random survey measuring the "sexual attitudes, preferences, knowledge and experience" of the students.cite court
litigants=Trachtman v. Anker
vol=426
reporter=F.Supp.
pinpoint=198
court=S.D.N.Y.
date=1976
] The administration refused to permit "The Voice" to distribute the questionnaire, and the Board of Education refused to intervene, believing that "irreparable psychological damage" would be occasioned on some of the students receiving it.

The editor-in-chief of "The Voice", Jeff Trachtman, [Trachtman eventually went to law school, clerked for Judge Motley, and became a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel. He cited his Stuyvesant experience as the motivation for becoming an attorney. cite news
url=http://www.nylawyer.com/display.php/file=/probono/news/07/031607a
title=Conversation with Jeffrey S. Trachtman
first=Thomas
last=Adcock
publisher=New York Lawyer
date=2007-03-16
accessdate=2007-03-18
] brought a First Amendment challenge to this decision in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in front of Judge Constance Baker Motley. Judge Motley, relying on the relatively recent Supreme Court precedent "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District" (holding that "undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression"), [393 U.S. 503, 508 (1969)] ordered the Board of Education to come up with an arrangement permitting the distribution of the survey to the juniors and seniors.

However, Judge Motley's ruling was overturned on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.cite court
litigants=Trachtman v. Anker
vol=563
reporter=F.2d
pinpoint=512
court=2d Cir.
date=1977
] Judge J. Edward Lumbard, joined by Judge Murray Gurfein and over an impassioned dissent by Judge Walter R. Mansfield, held that the distribution of the questionnaires was properly disallowed by the administration as there was "a substantial basis for defendants' belief that distribution of the questionnaire would result in significant emotional harm to a number of students throughout the Stuyvesant population." The Supreme Court denied certiorari review. [cite court
litigants=Trachtman v. Anker
vol=435
reporter=U.S.
pinpoint=925
date=1978
]

Other publications

* "Caliper", Stuyvesant's biannual literary magazine. "Caliper" is one of the oldest high school literary publications in the nation, and along with monthly open mic sessions, helps the Stuyvesant literary community flourish in an environment focusing on math and science.
* "Indicator", the Stuyvesant yearbook.
* "Math Survey", the annual Math Department publication. Many of Stuyvesant's notable mathematicians were first published in "Math Survey".
* "Inspiration Magazine", an art and literary publication sponsored by the Music and Arts Department.
* "The Broken Escalator", a humor publication, styled after The Onion, featuring joke articles about Stuyvesant.
* "The Biomed Times", the annual journal of recent biological developments.

Academic teams

Stuyvesant's academic teams include its nationally recognized Speech and Debate team, Quiz Bowl, chess, Science Olympiad, and math, which regularly compete successfully at major regional, national, and international tournaments, and whose members fill up a considerable percentage of the New York City Math Team [cite web
url=http://www.nycmathteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/ARML%20teams%202008.doc
title=New York City ARML Teams 2008
publisher=New York City Math Team
accessdate=2008-10-01
] A FIRST Robotics team [cite web
url=http://www.stuypulse.com
title=Stuyvesant Robotics 694
publisher=Stuyvesant High School Robotics Team
accessdate=2006-03-08
] was founded in 2000. Stuyvesant also has a Model United Nations team, a Junior State of America chapter, and a Model Congress team which competes at regional colleges. The Model United Nations team hosts StuyMUNC, [cite web
url=http://stuymun.googlepages.com/home.html
title=StuyMUNC
publisher=Stuyvesant High School Model UN Team
accessdate=2008-04-02
] an annual conference which takes place at Stuyvesant.

ING!

The annual theater competition known as SING! pits seniors, juniors, and "soph-frosh" (freshmen and sophomores working together) against each other in a race to put on the best performance. Started in 1947 at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, SING! is a tradition at many New York City high schools. At Stuyvesant, SING! started as a small event in 1973 and has grown to a huge school-wide event—in 2005, nearly 1,000 students participated. The entire production is written, produced, and funded by students. Their involvement ranges from being members of the production's casts, choruses, or tech crews to Irish dance, Step, Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Swing, Ballet, Jazz or Latin dance groups. SING! begins in late January to February and culminates in final performances on three nights in March/April.

tudent body

For most of the 20th century, the student body at Stuyvesant was heavily Jewish. A significant influx of Asian students began in the 1970s. For the 2006–2007 academic year, the student body was approximately 62 percent Asian American and 32 percent Caucasian, with Blacks and Hispanics each constituting roughly 5 percent of the population. [cite web
url=http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02/M475/AboutUs/Statistics/register.htm
title=Stuyvesant High School
publisher=New York City Department of Education
year=2006
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Stuyvesant possesses a disproportionate amount of historical minorities in comparison to national and local population distributions.cite web
url=http://www.hoover.org/publications/ednext/3347501.html
title=Façade of Excellence
first=Sol
last=Stern
publisher=Hoover Institution
year=2003
accessdate=2006-03-08
] (See also Demographics of New York City.) Stuyvesant admits students from New York City, but some do travel from Long Island and New Jersey. Many others have long commutes from all five boroughs.

Accusations of bias in admission tests

The school's off-center demographic profile and relative paucity of black and Hispanic students have often been a source of consternation for some city administrators. Mayor John Lindsay (1966–1973) argued that the test was culturally biased against Black and Hispanic students and sought to implement an affirmative action program. However, protests by parents forced the plan to be scrapped and led to the passage of the Hecht-Calandra Act, which preserved admissions by examination only. A small number of students judged to be economically disadvantaged and who come within a few points of the cut-off score are given an extra chance to pass the test.

In 1996 community activist group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now published two reports, "Secret Apartheid" and "Secret Apartheid II", calling the SHSAT "permanently suspect" and a "product of an institutional racism", and claiming that Black and Hispanic students did not have access to proper test preparation materials. Along with Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew, they began an initiative for more diversity in the city's gifted and specialized schools, in particular demanding that since only a few districts send the majority of Stuyvesant's and Bronx Science's students, that the SHSAT be suspended altogether "until the Board of Education can show that the students of each middle school in the system have had access to curricula and instruction that would prepare them for this test regardless of their color or economic status." Jesse Shapiro, Stuyvesant valedictorian, and Alan Van Dyke and Micah C. Lasher, then sophomores, published several editorials in response, and change was averted.cite magazine
url=http://www.dartreview.com/archives/1997/05/28/destroying_excellence.php
title=Destroying Excellence
date=1997-05-28
first=Jeffrey
last=Hart
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20041030110521/http://www.dartreview.com/archives/1997/05/28/destroying_excellence.php
archivedate=2004-10-30
accessdate=2006-06-27
]

A number of students take preparatory courses offered by private companies such as Princeton Review and Kaplan, in order to perform better on the SHSAT, often leaving those unable to afford such classes—often ethnic minorities—at a disadvantage. To bridge this gap and boost minority admissions, the Board of Education started the Math Science Institute (MSI), a free program to prepare students for the admissions test. MSI students attend preparatory classes at Stuyvesant from the summer after 6th grade until the 8th grade exam.

tuyvesant and 9/11

Stuyvesant is a quarter-mile (approx. 400 m) or a five-minute walk from the former site of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed on September 11, 2001. The school was evacuated during the attack. Although the smoke cloud coming from the World Trade Center engulfed the building at one point, there was no structural damage to the building, and there were no reports of physical injuries.When classes resumed on September 21, 2001, students were moved to Brooklyn Technical High School while the Stuyvesant building served as a base of operations for rescue and recovery workers. This caused serious congestion at Brooklyn Tech, and required the students to attend in two shifts. Normal classes resumed three weeks later on October 9th.Because Stuyvesant was close to Ground Zero, there were concerns of asbestos exposure. The US EPA indicated at that time that Stuyvesant was safe from asbestos, and conducted a thorough cleaning of the Stuyvesant building, but the Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association has contested that the assessment is inaccurate. [cite web
url=http://www.stuypa.org/Environment/OIG%20Summary%2009-15-03.doc
title=Parents' Association briefing about EPA report
first=Dave
last=Newman
publisher=Stuvesant High School Parents Association
date=2003-09-15
format=MS-Word
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Some problems, including former teacher Mark Bodenheimer's respiratory problems, have been reported—he accepted a transfer to The Bronx High School of Science after having difficulty continuing his work at Stuyvesant. Other isolated cases include Stuyvesant's 2002 Class President Amit Friedlander, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, who received local press coverage in September 2006 after he was diagnosed with cancer.cite news
url=http://www2.nysun.com/article/40726
title=Stuyvesant Grads Say They Returned Too Soon After 9/11
first=Eric
last=Krangle
publisher=New York Sun
date=2006-10-02
accessdate=2006-10-04
] While there have been other cases linked to the same dust cloud that emanated from ground zero, a spot precariously close to Stuyvesant, [cite news
url=http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/new-york-links-death-to-911-dust/20070524102409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001
title=New York Links Death to 9/11 Dust
first=Amy
last=Westfeldt
publisher=Associated Press
date=2007-05-24
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070528170511/http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/new-york-links-death-to-911-dust/20070524102409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001
archivedate=2007-05-28
accessdate=2007-05-24
] there is no definitive evidence that such cases have directly affected the Stuyvesant community. Stuyvesant students did spend a full year in the building before the theater and air systems were cleaned, however, and a group of Stuyvesant alumni is currently lobbying for health insurance as a result.

Alumni who were killed in the World Trade Center attack include Daniel D. Bergstein (1980), [cite web|url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=519|title=Daniel D. Bergstein|publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims|accessdate=2006-03-08] Alan Wayne Friedlander (1967), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=1113
title=Alan Wayne Friedlander
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Marina R. Gertsberg (1993), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=1173
title=Marina R. Gertsberg
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Aaron J. Horwitz (1994), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=1383
title=Aaron J. Horwitz
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] David S. Lee (1982), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=3515
title=David S. Lee
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Arnold A. Lim (1990), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=1650
title=Arnold A. Lim
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Gregory D. Richards (1988), [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=2275
title=Gregory D. Richards
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Maurita Tam (1997) [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=2602
title=Maurita Tam
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] and Michael Warchola (1968). [cite web
url=http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=2747
title=Michael Warchola
publisher=September 11, 2001 Victims
accessdate=2006-03-08
] Richard Ben-Veniste (1960) was on the 9/11 Commission.

On October 2 2001, the school paper, "The Spectator", under Editor in Chief Jeff Orlowski and Faculty Advisor Holly Ojalvo, created a special 24-page full-color 9/11 insert containing student photos, reflections and stories. On November 20 2001, the magazine was distributed for free in 830,000 copies of "The New York Times" to the entire New York Greater Metropolitan Area. [cite news
url=http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/terrorism/stuy.pdf
title=September 11th 2001 Special Edition
work=The Spectator
publisher=The New York Times
date=Fall 2001
format=PDF
accessdate=2007-09-16
]

In the months after 9/11, Annie Thoms (1993), an English teacher at Stuyvesant and the theater adviser at the time, suggested that the students take accounts of staff and students' reactions during and after 9/11 and turn them into a series of monologues. Thoms then published these monologues as "With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero". Alexander Epstein of "The Stuyvesant Standard" contributed the section "Out of the Blue" to the book "At Ground Zero: Young Reporters Who Were There Tell Their Stories".

Notable people

Notable scientists among Stuyvesant alumni include mathemetician Paul Cohencite news |url=http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2007/april4/cohen-040407.html |publisher=Stanford Report |date=2007-03-28 | title=Paul Cohen, winner of world’s top mathematics prize, dies at 72 |first=Dawn |last=Levy |accessdate=2007-10-31] , String Theorist Brian Greene, and genomic researcher Eric Lander. [cite web |url=http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/genomics/lander.html |title=Eric S. Lander, Ph.D. |first=Karen |last=Hopkin |accessdate=2007-10-31] Other prominent alumni include entertainers such as "Charlie's Angels" star Lucy Liu, [cite news |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9906E5D7133FF930A25753C1A9659C8B63 |title=The Perks and Pitfalls Of a Ruthless-Killer Role; Lucy Liu Boosts the Body Count in New Film |first=Lola |last=Ogunnaike |date=2003-10-13 |publisher=New York Times |accessdate=2007-11-01] "The Shawshank Redemption" star Tim Robbins, [cite web |url=http://www.bravotv.com/Inside_the_Actors_Studio/guest/Tim_Robbins |title=Inside the Actors Studio - Guests - Tim Robbins |date=1999-12-05 |publisher=Bravo |accessdate=2007-11-01] and actor James Cagney. [cite news |url=http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0717.html |title=James Cagney Is Dead at 86; Master of Pugnacious Grace |first=Peter |last=Flint |date=1986-03-31 |publisher=New York Times |accessdate=2007-11-01]

Four Nobel laureates are also alumni of Stuyvesant, including:
*Joshua Lederberg (1941) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1958 [cite web |url=http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1958/lederberg-bio.html |title=Joshua Lederberg - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1958 - Biography | year=1958 |accessdate=2007-10-31]
*Robert Fogel (1944) – Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, 1993 [cite magazine |url=http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0726/features/human.shtml |title=The human equation |first=Lydialyle |lsat=Gibson |journal=The University of Chicago Magazine |publisher=University of Chicago |month=May/June |year=2007 |volume=99 |issue=5 |accessdate=2007-10-31]
*Roald Hoffmann (1954) – Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1981 [cite web |url=http://www.roaldhoffmann.com/pn/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=11&page=1 |title=Roald Hoffmann's land between chemistry, poetry and philosophy |accessdate=2007-10-31]
*Richard Axel (1963) – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2004 [cite web |url=http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/news/journal/journal-o/winter-2005/nobility.html |title=Richard Axel: One of the Nobility in Science |first=Robin |last=Eisner |journal=P&S |publisher=Columbia University |date=Winter 2005 |accessdate=2007-10-31]

Author Frank McCourt taught English at Stuyvesant before the publication of his memoirs "Angela's Ashes", "'Tis", and "Teacher Man". "Teacher Man"'s third section, titled "Coming Alive in Room 205", is all about McCourt's time at Stuyvesant, and mentions a number of students and faculty. [cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04yagoda.html?_r=1&ex=1136350800&en=46ebc49f10156457&ei=5070&oref=slogin|title=The Stuyvesant Test|author=Ben Yagoda|date=2005-12-04|publisher=The New York Times|accessdate=2008-04-28]

In popular culture

Stuyvesant High School has been featured in television shows, films, books, and other media.

One of which includes the hit abc family show "What I Like About You". Holly, the main character attends Stuyvesant. The Stuyvesant High School building in Battery Park City was one of the main settings of the film "Hackers", standing in for the fictional "Stanton High School". [cite web|url=http://www.shsaa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=118&Itemid=32|title=News Archive - "Movie Set"|publisher=Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association|accessdate=2008-04-28] As in the film, the new building has no pool on the roof, despite a long history of seniors selling "rooftop pool passes" to new freshmen in the old building. It does, however, have a pool on the ground floor and a roof deck for its technology classes.

A feature-length documentary, entitled "Frontrunners", was made about the Student Union elections at Stuyvesant. [cite web
url=http://www.suhfilms.com
title=FrontRunners The Film :: Is America Ready for a Teenage President?
publisher=Suh Films
accessdate=2007-09-01
]

The entrance to the high school is visible in the beginning of the music video for the Beastie Boys song "Ch-Check It Out", as the three rappers walk on the TriBeCa Bridge. Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys also wears a red Stuyvesant High School Physical Education leader T-shirt in the video for "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)". This has sparked a rumor that one or all of the Boys attended Stuyvesant. In fact, only the band's original drummer, Kate Schellenbach, did. Horovitz's much younger stepbrother Oliver also attended Stuyvesant. [cite news
url=http://www.time.com/time/musicgoesglobal/na/mmiked.html
title=Q&A With Mike D. of the Beastie Boys
first=Alex
last=Smith
work=Time
year=2001
accessdate=2008-04-25
]

Stuyvesant has been chronicled in popular literature based in New York City. The Jonathan Lethem novels "Motherless Brooklyn" and "Fortress of Solitude" are prominent examples of this trend. In the 1984 novel "Warday", some former Stuyvesant students visit New York City after a limited nuclear exchange. In the 2003 novel "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" by Stuyvesant alumnus Gary Shteyngart, the protagonist Vladimir Girshkin attended a "science high school in Manhattan". The 2006 autobiographical young adult book, "The Notebook Girls", highlights the lives of four Stuyvesant students in the form of a journal. In August 2007, Simon & Schuster published 1985 alumnus and "Washington Post" reporter Alec Klein's book on Stuyvesant entitled "A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America's Best High Schools". [cite news
url=http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/070805/13qa_print.htm/
title=At the Head of the Class
author=Jack Mantey
work=U.S. News & World Report
date=2007-08-05
accessdate=2007-08-07
] In 2006, a controversial article about the different sexual orientations in Stuyvesant and how they represent a national trend appeared in "New York" magazine. [cite news
url=http://nymag.com/news/features/15589
title=The Cuddle Puddle of Stuyvesant High School
first=Alex
last=Morris
work=New York
date=2006-01-30
accessdate=2006-03-29
]

ee also

*Education in New York City
*Health effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks
*National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST)

References

Further reading

Articles

* cite web
url=http://www.abacusguide.com/stuyvesant_high_school.htm
title=Abacus Guide to Stuyvesant High School
first=Emily
last=Glickman
publisher=Abacus Guide Educational Consulting
year=2002
archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050407041310/http://www.abacusguide.com/stuyvesant_high_school.htm
archivedate=2005-04-07
accessdate=2006-03-09

* cite web
url=http://www.alternet.org/911oneyearlater/14073
title=Fallout: The Hidden Environmental Consequences of 9/11
first=Juan
last=Gonzalez
publisher=In These Times
date=2002-09-10
accessdate=2006-03-09

* cite web
url=http://oaspub.epa.gov/nyr/bulk_dust_monitoring?p_addr_id=0360610308
title=Monitoring Data: Stuyvesant High School
publisher=United States Environmental Protection Agency
accessdate=2006-03-09

* cite web
url=http://oaspub.epa.gov/nyr/asbestos_monitoring?p_addr_id=0360610406
title=Monitoring Data: Stuyvesant High (North Side)
publisher=United States Environmental Protection Agency
accessdate=2006-03-09

Books

* cite book
title=With Their Eyes: September 11th—The View from a High School at Ground Zero
first=Annie
last=Thoms
publisher=HarperCollins
year=2002
isbn=0-06-051718-2

* cite book
title=At Ground Zero: Young Reporters Who Were There Tell Their Stories
first=Alexander
last=Epstein
editor=Sam Erman, Chris Bull
publisher=Thunder's Mouth Press
month=September
year=2002
isbn=1-56025-427-0

* cite book
title=A Class Apart: Prodigies, Pressure, and Passion Inside One of America's Best High Schools
first=Alec
last=Klein
publisher=Simon & Schuster
month=August
year=2007
isbn=978-0743299442

* cite book
title=Teacher Man
first=Frank
last=McCourt
publisher=Scribner
month=November
year=2005
isbn=978-0743243773

External links

* [http://www.stuy.edu/ Stuyvesant HS official website]
** [http://register.stuy.edu/program_office/course_descriptions.html Course Catalog]
* [http://www.stuyspectator.com/ Stuyvesant High School's Official Newspaper—The Spectator]
* Conan O'Brien's 2006 graduation speech [http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1698445 Part One] [http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1698444/context/tag:c Part Two]
* The [http://65.104.11.121/Srv1948F/index.html 1948 "Math Survey"]


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