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Bronx Academy of Letters

  • Bronx Academy of Letters
  • 339 Morris Ave
  • Bronx, NY 10451
  • (718) 401-4891
  • 2003

Program Description

When the Bronx Academy of Letters opened its doors as a high school in September 2003, our founders -- a dedicated team of students, parents, teachers, and community leaders -- were united by a single idea: students who can express themselves clearly in writing can do better in any path they choose in life.

Today, our rigorous, college-preparatory, academic program spans grades six through twelve. Our core curriculum is standards-based, with an intense focus on developing literacy and driving social change across the disciplines. It includes honors and AP courses, master-level arts electives, externships, and independent study courses.

In the study of language, specifically, we offer a separate four-year series of writing classes in addition to a four-year series of literature classes. Our middle school takes part in an innovative Service Learning class supported by our partnership with Generation Citizen. Our 9th graders are enrolled in a work-based learning course that is built to prepare them for life through and beyond high school; they learn professionalism, resume writing, and email etiquette among other skills needed to succeed as they segue into adulthood. Twice a year, middle school students also take part in Be The Change Week, an exciting interdisciplinary learning experience where students develop service projects aimed at impacting social justice in our community. In the high school, we culminate the year with Exhibitions, a rich experience rooted in project based learning with the goal of strengthening critical thinking, student writing and presentation skills.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%