The High School for Contemporary Arts supports students as they grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, and academically. We are committed to nurturing the development of the whole person. Contemporary Arts offers extensive guidance and counseling programs that advise students as they advance through high school and ultimately prepare them for life. Our guidance counselors assist students in selecting, gaining admission to, and receiving scholarships and financial aid from many outstanding private and public colleges and universities worldwide. Our students have attended the following colleges and more! 


Borough of Manhattan Community College

Brooklyn College

Bronx Community College

Buffalo State College

City College


Hamilton College

Hostos Community College

Hobart & William Smith

Hunter College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Lehman College

Mercy College

Morrisville State University

Monroe College

New York City College of Technology

New York University

Old Westbury

Pace University


Purchase College

SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Buffalo


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