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.

Important Notice!

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school buildings closed. All public schools are scheduled to reopen following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. Click HERE to find out more.


Dear OHS Students (for translation click HERE): If you still do not have access to an internet-connected device at home, please complete the Remote Learning Device Request Form or call 718-935-5100, and choose option 5 to request a device, which will be distributed on a rolling basis.

Letters to OHS Parents/Guardians

  1. Chancellors Letter: Remote Learning Week 1, For Translation CLICK HERE

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       2. Letter from the Principal: Distance Learning

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FREE Internet Access!

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive TWO FREE months of Internet service. To apply, click HERE

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To read this letter in your native language, please CLICK HERE

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


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