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High School for Violin and Dance

Overview written by the school: The High School for Violin and Dance (HSVD) is one of four schools on the Morris Educational Campus. HSVD offers every student classes in string orchestra and dance (ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop). No prior experience is necessary, but students are expected to have a serious interest in the two performing arts and be ready to participate in intensive training in daily classes. With consistent practice, our students achieve competence, confidence, good citizenship, and maturity-qualities that are the foundation for success in high school. There are culminating string orchestra and dance performances at the end of the school year.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 63% (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: 76.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 46.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 93.000001% 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: Violin and Dance
Code: X41A
Program description: Students take 55-minute group lessons in string orchestra and/ or dance three to five times a week. In dance, students learn the fundamental positions and movements of classical and modern dance. In orchestra, students learn the foundations of music theory and technique.
Interest: Performing Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 224
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 68
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


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, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, 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: 225
Start time: 8:09am
End time: 2:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition
Additional info: LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education)

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Morrisania-Melrose
Neighborhood: Morrisania-Melrose
Campus name: Morris Educational Campus
School Number: X400
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 16
Census tract: 135
BIN: 2004526
BBL: 2026340001

About High School for Violin and Dance


Address: 1110 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (40.827455,-73.90392)
Latitude: 40.827642
Longitude: -73.904473
Phone number: 718-842-0687
Fax number: 718-589-9849
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS

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Our students are required to take four years of string orchestra and/or dance. We also offer Graphic/Visual Arts.

CUNY College Now Monroe Jump Start

Regents Prep Classes and a Saturday school program when we get closer to the administration of Regents exams.

Forensics and Anatomy are offered to Senior students.

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