History of Richard R Green High School of Teaching 

Named after the first African American New York schools chancellor, Richard R. Green High School of Teaching is a friendly school that provides a safe space for students to express themselves freely.


Students say the school is special because everyone knows and encourages each other. Students call teachers by their first names and receive a lot of individual attention. "If you don't have support at home you have it here. They care, they know your name and you as a person," one student told us. 

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Richard R Green High School of Teaching 


At Richard R. Green High School of Teaching (RRG) we model respect, curiosity and commitment to education while creating a caring, active and collaborative learning environment designed to empower future citizens. We aspire to develop a responsible, respectful community that maintains a desire to learn, understand and appreciate the diversity of the world around them.

Our Instructional Focus

Students at Richard R. Green High School of Teaching will get a FAIR and EQUAL education!  It is where all students create, share and are encouraged to join. Through collaboration, learning at Richard R Green High School of Teaching will transform into a more engaging atmosphere and improve student academic proficiency.

Meet Our Two Academies !

The Amy Sullivan-Lee Teaching Academy 

Our Vision: We offer a teacher - preparation program that will create the next generation of teachers. The program was named after a teacher, mentor and friend from Richard R. Green, Amy Sullivan Lee, who passed away in 2008.

Our Program: During 11th and 12th grade, students will learn educational foundations through hands-on experience in internship working in a Pre-K, elementary school, middle school or with one of our very own teachers! Students will assist teachers during class, working on one-one with children or help create a positive classroom environment. 

Humanities Academy 

The Humanities Academy prepares students for the rapidly changing workforce by offering a rigorous and diverse education covering the core subjects, while also providing students with a broad knowledge of the world through electives and career exploration programs.


The Humanities Academy offers real world career exposure through field trips, resume writing, technology courses, mentoring and internship programs. Students get hands-on experience during workshops run by our business partner, Deloitte and through internships around NYC. Students in this academy have interned at The New York Historical Society, The Met, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Thrillist.com, Futures & Options, and much more!

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Phone: (646) 826-8174

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7 Beaver Street 

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New York, New York 10004