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Educational Edifice

Stuyvesant High School, commonly referred to as Stuy, is a New York City public high school that specializes in mathematics and science. The school opened in 1904 on Manhattan's East Side and moved to a new building in Battery Park City in 1992. The school is noted for its strong academic programs, having produced many notable alumni including four Nobel laureates. A large percentage of its graduates go on to attend four year universities.


Together with Brooklyn Technical High School and Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant is one of the three original Specialized High Schools of New York City. Operated by the New York City Department of Education, the trio are open to New York City residents and charge no tuition fee. Admission is by competitive examination only.


Established as a manual trade school for boys, Stuyvesant became coeducational in 1969. Upon the construction of its Battery Park City building, the facilities for girls became on par with those for boys.


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Taken on June 19, 2007