One of the first small progressive public schools in Manhattan designed as an alternative to larger schools that emphasized lecturing, memorization, repetition and testing. Rather than take multiple tests as a graduation requirement, our students design an original research project with a writing component in all academic subject areas. Their work is then evaluated and scored by a panel of experts. Humanities Prep is the only school in the city with a hybrid model of enrollment. Half of our students come us as 9th graders, and the other half are transfer students.