From its beginnings as a New York City public high school in September 2003, our founders were dedicated to the idea that 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 work has won wide-ranging recognition: we were included in U.S. News and World Report’s “Nation’s Best High Schools” list, named one of Inside Schools.org’s NYC’s Best Public High Schools, and have consistently earned strong “A” ratings on NYC’s school report card. Perhaps most important, though, are the values that lie at the core of our mission to create a school community where every individual will be successful. We cherish these values – vision, expression, tenacity, inquiry, integrity, and compassion – and work to instill them in each other every minute of every day.
These values live in, and are passed on to our students through our special community – a family – of exceptionally talented educators, parents, students, community partners, volunteers, and friends. Involvement with the Bronx Academy of Letters is a two-way street. Those who give of themselves to our kids consistently report that they receive so much more in return. Join the Bronx Academy of Letters Family!