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.
At Bronx Letters, we celebrate hard work, curiosity, self-expression,
Our graduates are equity minded, highly articulate, critical readers and writers, fully prepared to tackle the opportunities they’ll meet in college and their careers. They are capable problem solvers.
They take pride in their independence, organization, and confidence. They celebrate their service to the community. They are healthy, energized, and fit.
They cultivate and pursue wide and varied ambitions to be anything from poets, journalists, community organizers and musicians to politicians, doctors, and scientists.
Our In-Residence program allows us to house writers, actors, musicians and activists in a creative setting where our residency partners run workshops, as well as coordinate the musical events, theater productions, social movements and our Writers’ Forum reading series, in which our students convene to hear from professional writers of every genre.
Our teachers facilitate a wide variety of rich extracurricular programs, including drama, art, chorus and debate. Throughout the year, students in every grade at Bronx Letters have the opportunity to participate in organized boys and girls basketball, baseball, track and volleyball.
We boast a robust set of academic support offerings. Students have access to literacy programs such as Beyond the Book and Lightsail, and we offer an extensive series of college and test prep programs. Our justice and leadership programs help build our future leaders, connecting students more deeply to their role in community.