All of our students are English Language Learners when they begin at the school, with some having been in the United States up to four years and others for only a few days. If you’d like to be a part of a safe, supportive community with rigorous and interesting classes, lots of different programs and opportunities, all kinds of sports, and careful attention to college readiness, then the International High School at Lafayette is for you! Contact us to arrange for a visit, see classes, and meet current students!


•Small class sizes mean more individual attention

•Meet and learn with students from around the world

•Earn free college credit while still in high school through Kingsborough Community College’s College Now Program

•Participate in amazing PSAL sports teams! We have girls’ and boys’ soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, indoor track, tennis; girls’ bowling and softball; boys’ football, baseball and handball

•Explore new places on fun field trips with your classes, including overnight trips to Washington DC and Philadelphia

•Learn about the world of work through our internship program for 11th graders

•Have fun in our after-school classes: Chess, Bollywood Dance, Guitar,Drama, Service Learning, Mock Trial, French, Spanish, Hip-Hop Dance, Regents Preparation, SAT Preparation, and Filmmaking

•Personalized help in applying to college
Over 72% of our students graduate in four years


Are foreign-born, non-native English speakers?

Have lived in the United States for four years or less at the time of admission to the school?

Are designated “English Language Learners” due to their scores on the LAB-R and/or NYSESLAT examinations?

Eighth graders in a NYC public school: Put “The International High School at Lafayette” on your high school choice form (program code K38R)
All others: Go to one of the local Brooklyn Placement Centers


Feel free to send us a message in whatever language you feel most comfortable with. Our staff speaks many languages, and we want to be sure that any questions you have are answered as completely and quickly as possible.