Daily News Ranks East-West

This school encourages cultural acceptance and respect through its four-pronged philosophy: honor, excellence, curiosity and celebration. Students at East-West engage in a college-bound academic program of Regents and AP courses and CUNY college courses. Students have the opportunity to put their language studies — Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean and Spanish — to the test with study abroad trips. In addition to studying different cultures, students can learn dance and drama at this community school.