Welcome to the Hunter College High School website! As you navigate the pages on this site, please keep two words in mind: opportunity and community. Our students are afforded a rigorous, deep core curriculum and have great flexibility in planning their own academic programs in the Junior and Senior years. Options for our older students range from Constitutional Law to Organic Chemistry to Theater in New York, along with a broad selection of more traditional Advanced Placement courses in all academic disciplines and the arts, outside internships, and classes at Hunter College. The extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities for our students are expansive; students participate in our exceptional Science Research program, perform in chamber groups at Lincoln Center, or compete on national championship chess and history bowl teams or city championship soccer and fencing teams. Our students have opportunities to develop and pursue their passions both inside and outside the classroom.
When you speak to Hunter alumnae/i – whose number includes Tony-Award-winning playwrights, a Major League Baseball general manager, a Supreme Court justice and a CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, just to name a few – many will tell you that the academic preparation they received at Hunter set the table for their future success. They will also tell of teachers who provided life-long inspiration, and friendships which have been the strongest and most important of their lives. Our students take care of each other and the world around them, and we are most proud of the legacy of Hunter graduates taking their remarkable knowledge and skills out into the world to make a difference.
On behalf of the entire Hunter community, I invite you to explore this site and find out more about our school.
All the best,
Dr. Tony Fisher
|Draft 2015-2016 Calendar|
The attached calendar, while incomplete, is confirmed for start of school, all "school closed" dates for religious holidays and school vacations, and for the final day of June 2016 examinations.
Certain other school-wide dates, like Spirit Day, Commencement & half-days, are still to be determined.
Orientation for grades 11-12 is on Sept 8th.
Grades 7-10 will have their orientations on September 9th.
Classes for all students start on Thursday September 10th.
The last day of final exams for students will be June 24th; all students are expected to complete this last day of school obligations.
|HCHS Silent "Bell" Schedule|
While HCHS does not use "bells" to signal class passing times, all members of the community follow the times listed on the downloadable schedule here. Please note, full-day Wednesdays do not have an Official Period, but have an extended Activities period, so the class start/end times for periods 3 & 4 are slightly different than the rest of the week.
Half-day schedules (periods 1-4 or periods 5-9) are indicated on the school calendar. The periods meet during the listed times at the end of the schedule page.
|2014-2015 The Umbrella- HCHS Handbook|
THE UMBRELLA is the Hunter College High School handbook which provides an overview of the school's culture, academics, and extracurricular activities, as well as statements of official policy.