CSI High School for International Studies

Students take into account international perspectives on school project. Image: Eric O'Connell.

The College of Staten Island High School for International Studies is a small, public school of choice in the New York City Department of Education school system. The school offers students on Staten Island the opportunity to explore the world through a variety of inter-disciplinary, hands-on, international experiences. Students are challenged to work collaboratively with their peers, to design school-based service learning experiences for the community, and to think creatively about solutions to issues and problems faced by the global community. Teachers work together to integrate technology, international literature, and current events into their classes and use a variety of assessment tools to help the students demonstrate their understanding. Students and faculty are members of an intimate learning community with a shared belief in the value of lifelong learning, in peaceful resolutions, and respect. The school strives to embrace and model these beliefs every day and to push each other to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring global citizens of the future.

School Highlights
CSI High School for International Studies' award-winning, student-run school newspaper, the International Insider, brings together journalists from countries all over the world. The Model United Nations club has participated in several simulations, including those held in Washington D.C. and San Antonio as well as in at the United Nations in New York City where the team received an award for Outstanding Delegation. The school's World Language program encompasses Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Students have traveled on scholarships to China every summer since the school opened, while others have also participated in language immersion programs and travel to Europe. In addition, the school is proud that they have successfully created a community of learners who value differences of opinion and each other; students are willing to work together and help each other in difficult situations.

School Voices
CSI High School for International Studies is a family community that offers our children an opportunity to have the necessary knowledge and skills and build a strong foundation for a career in the global marketplace...I know that my son is learning how to think creatively to overcome obstacles and find creative solutions to difficult problems and that he will be successful in his future. -Parent

Contact Information:
2800 Victory Blvd., Bldg 5N
Staten Island, NY 10314


(718) 982-3460


(718) 982-3482



Fast Facts:


Aimee Horowitz

Year Opened: 2005

Grades Served:

9 - 11 (To serve 9 - 12)



Free/Reduced Lunch:


Racial/Ethnic Comp:

54% White


15% African American


15% Hispanic


13% Asian or Pacific Islander


2% American Indian

  1% Other