The High School for Language & Diplomacy
- NEW YORK, NY
The High School for Language & Diplomacy Reviews
Rating 3.46 out of 5 37 reviews
While this school is changing for the better, my experience the last 2 years have been much less than satisfactory. Teachers are very lenient when it comes to grading and very rarely try to challenge their students. The guidance counselor has been of very little assistance when it come to accommodating my needs and only after months of pushing was I able to get into the classes that I am qualified for. There is little to no participation or interest in any clubs or other extracurricular activities. Overall, I feel like being at this school has stunted the development of my education rather than furthering it which is what a high school is supposed to do. However, I will say that the environment of LAD is very fun and the factor that has kept me here are the people who attend the school.
My son is a freshman this year. He was an A student with horrible lottery number. Two days before the school year started, we went to an open house and was so impressed by Dr Lisa Wang. Dr Wang is a passionate leader and has already made changes. She has made positive changes with the staff so far. She has updated the curriculum. Adding new AP options, financial literacy, a college guidance counselor shows her dedication to the school and students. The school is changing for the better.
The teachers are great and super helpful, with the exception of one or two. I had the best time studying here, and as international student I was able to blend in very well and fast with no problems, thanks to the school community.
It’s not good and poor. It’s weak and the safety is so bad. You can find and smell weed every where in the school.
idk i just wanna help this school. cebuz this school helps people and i kinda like the way yall help them.
I would like for them to improve more and more the way they teach new students who don't speak english at all. They should try their best to see if the students are capable to go to a higher level. What I like about this school is its diversity and the school is more like a family you have and even the teachers are like a friend who you can entrust.
The school looks fine for people who just came to the US. Teachers are very friendly and motivate their students. Some changes could be to introduce classes such as AP and fix school's supplies such as laptops, boards, and the wifi connection.
This high school is so good for people who recently arrive to USA or New York. This school have a lot of culture an diversity. The teachers are very good and the support that they offer to other students is very good. But if you search challenge or difficulty, others schools are better.
The international high school is the best school ever I am student there to so I love there that school is like my other family
The school is okay not the best
There is some good classes
The teachers are nice and helpful
There are extensive language classes, but after the leave of a few teachers and a change of a principle, come of these courses has been placed on hold. There are other AP courses yet all in all this curriculum is no different than an average high school.
The communication in this school isn't the best, but there are still ways to find out about events from teachers and other students
Security could be a little better, but they still get their job done.
There are activities such as model u.n., script ed, peer group control,book club etc, but there could be more options and dedication from students and/or teachers.
This school , in my opinion, gives many individuals to come out their shells and find new opportunities. Although this school still has quite a while to go to reach a few standards, it still remains a school that is symbolic to community and education.