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Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Overview written by the school: We offer a challenging, sequential, four-year pre-professional art program and an interdisciplinary academic curriculum within a close-knit school community. We offer two visual arts programs: one focuses on developing general knowledge, while the other prepares students to become professional graphic designers. Both programs emphasize skill-building, student creativity, interests, and community contributions. Our cultural partners provide learning experiences and additional resources for students and their families. Our small class size and project-based, student-centered curriculum provide individualized attention and prepare students for college and careers in the arts.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 71% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 83% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 61% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 45% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Visual Art
Code: X35A
Program description: A program of study focused on the visual arts, including art history, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. This curriculum helps students become prepared for advanced study and work in the visual arts.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 43
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 688
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 16
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 209
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 19

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Activities

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 461
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:45pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Pelham Parkway
Neighborhood: Pelham Parkway

School Number: X839
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 211
Council district: 13
Census tract: 228
BIN: 2048811
BBL: 2042900048

About Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

Contacts

Address: 2040 ANTIN PLACE, BRONX NY 10462
Latitude: 40.851405
Longitude: -73.865036
Phone number: 718-319-5160
Fax number: 718-319-5165
School email: [email protected]
Website: bhsva418.com
Subway lines near the school: 2 to Bronx Park East; 5 to Morris Park
Bus lines near the school: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx21, Bx22, Bx39, BxM10, BxM11

Hotels near Bronx High School for the Visual Arts

District Borough Number: 
11X418
Academic opportunities: 

Studio Art, Portfolio, Digital Media, Photography, Museum Apprenticeships/ Internships, CUNY College Now, AP Courses, Syracuse University Courses

College Now-Lehman and Hostos, Counseling in Schools, Bronx Museum, Global Kids, the Leadership Program, Syracuse University, AP for All

CTE program(s): Graphic Design

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