Graduation is a time when our entire community comes together to celebrate a momentous occasion. The ceremony represents the culmination of each graduate’s journey of learning while at Studio.


It is an opportunity for graduating students, their parents, and the school community to recognize and support their accomplishments. This special event includes an impressive formal presentation of speeches by the graduates, a musical celebration performed by the Studio Chorus, and the traditional conferring of diplomas, followed by refreshments and dancing. Graduation is an inspiring evening to be experienced and remembered.


Secondary School and Beyond

Once our students enter the Middle School, we begin to think about what lies ahead for each of them. Head of School, Janet C. Rotter, the teachers, and staff, work very closely with each student and their family to help them define what they are looking for in a high school program, decide which schools to apply to, and to guide them through the application and selection process. Ms. Rotter, who has vast experience and knowledge of the various public and private high schools throughout the city, meets individually with each student and their family to consider the options.



Studio graduates are mature, poised, self-confident individuals with a high degree of self-motivation and very high standards. Original and independent thinkers who understand that, in the words of an alumnus “determination and perseverance help us reach our goals…the possibilities are limitless,” they leave Studio with a zest for life and a thirst for knowledge. Because of these qualities, and their high academic performance, Studio graduates are sought out by and accepted into excellent public and private high schools throughout the city each year. Following is a list of schools our graduates attend or have attended:

Private High Schools

The Birch Wathen Lenox School

Brooklyn Friends School

The Calhoun School

Elisabeth Irwin High School

Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Friends Seminary

The Grier School

Horace Mann School

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

Oakwood Friends School

Saint Ann’s School

Trevor Day School

United Nations International School

York Preparatory Academy


Public High Schools

Bard College at Simon’s Rock:
The Early College*

Bard High School Early College, Manhattan*

The Beacon School

The Bronx High School of Science*

The Brooklyn Latin School*

Brooklyn Technical High School*

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Frank McCourt High School

Gramercy Arts High School

High School of American Studies at Lehman College*

High School of Art & Design

High School of Fashion Industries

The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College*

Hunter College High School

NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies

Millennium High School

New Explorations into Science, Technology, and Math

Professional Performing Arts High School

School of the Future

Stuyvesant High School*


*Admission based on the NYC Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT)

Colleges and Universities

Bard College

Bates College

Barnard College

Brown University

Carleton College

CUNY – Hunter College

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Earlham College

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fashion Institute of Technology

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Goucher College

Hampshire College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Ithaca College

The Juilliard School

Lehigh University

Mannes School of Music

New York University

Sarah Lawrence College

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Skidmore College

Stanford University

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Stony Brook

Tufts University

University of Pennsylvania

Ursinas College

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Wheaton College

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