East Side Community High School (ESCHS), eschs.org
A college preparatory academy, grades 6 – 12.
District 01, school number M450.
420 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009 – Entrance on 11th St, nearest 1st Ave.

The school building (built 1923) is shared with Girls Prep Lower East Side Charter Middle School (since 2009, grades 5-8) which occupies mainly the east portion of the building. Girls Prep, has in the past, also participated in activities in the garden.

ESCHS Science Team


Collaboration with the Garden & Composting Groups

Open Road Park:

Earth Matter NY:

Common Ground Compost/Reclaimed Organics:

El Sol Brillante Community Garden and the Children’s Garden (now Down to Earth Garden):


GreenThumb and the establishment of a community garden group:

PBAT (Performance Based Assessment Tasks)


Collaboration on composting projects for the students’ PBAT (biology PBAT):