Building Facilities

Swimming Pool

Coalition is one of only 50 schools in the city to have a swimming pool. The pool is used for physical education class and a swimming club. Soon, the school hopes to have a swimming team of its own. We're just waiting for the swimmers to join our family!


Coalition has an auditorium with a capacity of over 500 seats. The auditorium is used for talent shows, information sessions, and special events. In June 2012, it hosted the school's first ever musical, a school production of The Wiz!

Playing Field

In the back of our building is Wagner Playground, featuring a FieldTurf field used for baseball, football, softball, soccer, and other sporting events. The field was renovated in 2005 and is used regularly by the school for sporting events and physical education. There is also an outdoor basketball court and handball court.

Computer Lab

Coalition's computer lab features 24 iMac computers installed in 2010. They feature 20" screens at maximum resolution of 1680x1050. The computer lab is constantly used by classes and is available on most days to students before school, during lunch, and after school.


The 1,200 square foot DNA Lab is equipped with dissecting and compound microscopes, autoclave, incubators, centrifuges, micropipets, electrophoresis apparatuses, DNA thermal cycler, and DNA chip analyzers. The laboratory is used for experiments ranging from basic genetics and cell biology to modern DNA manipulation and typing. The Harlem DNA Lab is directly administered by the DNA Learning Center and is staffed by educators and Ph.D. biologists who have been trained to deliver an exceptional learning experience for every visitor.