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Bronx Lab School

Overview written by the school: Our school offers a small, personalized learning community where teachers and students develop trust, respect and high expectations. Our courses are inquiry-based and require our students to develop critical thinking, research and analytical skills. Our four-year Advisory curriculum focuses on socio-emotional skills and development, Restorative Justice, and the knowledge and skills necessary for college. In our Office of College Placement, students work with full-time college and career counselors to explore post-secondary goals and complete college and scholarship applications. Our graduates have succeeded in city, state, and private colleges and are pursuing careers in business, media, social work, education, and technical fields.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 61% (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: 78% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 67% 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: 75% 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: Bronx Lab School
Code: X64X
Program description: We are an inquiry-based, academically-focused member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium where students complete portfolios in core subjects in PBATs that replace most Regents. We offer a four-year advisory program, a senior internship program, CUNY College Now classes, service learning projects, college trips and many after school opportunities. We have partnerships with ISA, Here2Here, Big Picture Learning & The Mountain School.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 100
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 468
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 151
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance


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): Daily After School Academic Enrichment, Advisory and College Trips, Comprehensive Beacon After-School Programs, Camping Trips (9th and 10th Grade), Dance, Drama, Explore Week (Three days of Service Learning Projects), Fitness, Instrumental and Vocal Music Program, Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Earn-to-Learn Program, Peer Group Connection Mentoring, Peer Mediation, PSAL Campus Sports, Comprehensive Senior Internship, Student Voice Council, Swimming, Technology, Visual Arts and Yearbook
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, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, 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: 371
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:00pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation
Bbat: 1

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Neighborhood: Williamsbridge-Olinville
Campus name: Evander Childs Educational Campus
School Number: X425
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 212
Council district: 12
Census tract: 372
BIN: 2057045
BBL: 2046330040

About Bronx Lab School


Address: 800 EAST GUN HILL ROAD, BRONX NY 10467
Latitude: 40.875953
Longitude: -73.86197
Phone number: 718-696-3700
Fax number: 718-696-3730
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Gun Hill Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11

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We are a NY Performance Standards Consortium School! This means that you will NOT take four of the required five New York State Regents standardized exams. Instead, you will design and accomplish deep inquiry projects and defend theses ending in Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) in four core subject areas. This is real college preparatory work!

Advisory! Our advisory classes meet four times a week and stay together for four years with the same teacher. You will join a small family group that will help you navigate high school and beyond!

Our Office of College Placement! You will work with full-time college and career counselors to explore post-secondary goals and complete college and scholarship applications. You will go on college trips, take part in lock-in events to complete application, and experience March Madness, a month long push to learn about, apply and be accepted to your college of choice!

Student Leadership! You will take part in Peer Mediation, connect with the Student Voice Committee and be mentored by older students in our Peer Group Connection classes. Your classmates will include performers, thinkers, activists and athletes. Bronx Lab School students are our greatest asset and our greatest pride and joy!

So Many Opportunities! We offer CUNY College Now classes hosted at Lehman College, yearly college trips, service learning trips, camping trips, a comprehensive senior internship program a resident Beacon after school program and much more! Our partnerships include: ISA, Here2Here, Big Picture Learning & The Mountain School.

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