Origins High School is a district public school that prepares students for success in college by building on strengths and being attentive to individual needs. We make it a priority to know students and families well through our advisory program. Our inquiry-based curriculum asks students to develop questions, conduct research, and prepare in-depth projects that exhibit their learning. Origins’ challenging liberal arts education is grounded in small group work, reading analysis, and an emphasis on writing. Students present portfolios of work to panels of teachers and community members twice a year and as a graduation requirement. At Origins, we graduate students that are active, confident learners and problem-solvers.


Origins’ Main Office and the Macchiarola’s Educational Complex will be shut down for renovations from July 5 to August 5.  All summer courses and offices will be housed at Madison High School. You can reach us at James Madison High School directly at (718)758-7200 x 3401 


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For more Information, please contact us at:  origins@originshighschool.org or (718) 891 0037


Below, Please see important updates to the Origins High School Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy:

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Summer School Hours 2016
Monday – Thursday 8:50AM – 1:10PM (with school on Friday, July 8th)

School Hours 2015-2016
Monday 8:45am-3:36pm
Tuesday 8:45am-3:36pm
Wednesday 8:45am-3:36pm
Thursday 8:45am-2:30pm
Friday 8:45am-3:36pm

Please make sure you arrive early to start your day with us in Morning Meeting.

Upcoming Events
Summer School: July 7 & 8 - Aug.16
Regents: August 17-18

Please see our calendar at the bottom of the page for all upcoming events!

Main Office Phone Number
NEW: (temporary) (718)758-7200 x 3401
Phone: 718-891-0037
Fax: 718-891-0047

School Tours

Visit our enrollment page to register for upcoming tours and open house!!

Parent Association
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events.

Join our Parent Association (PA)
Click on the link below to sign up for our PA. We have many hopes and plans for PA involvement at Origins. Let us know if you would like to help organize this important part of our school and community. Sign up now: Click Here

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