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Pelham Preparatory Academy

Overview written by the school: We are a High School with a College View celebrating over 17 years of academic excellence. High expectations for achievement, the promotion of an intellectually-engaging learning environment through authentic experiences and collaborative problem-solving, enable our students to effectively transition to college and career pathways. Our teachers and staff work closely with students and families to promote social and emotional learning experiences aligned to rigorous academic standards with a strong emphasis on cultivating literacy skills in every subject area. Our partner, the University of Vermont, immediately begins collaborating with 9th graders in an effort to initiate the college application and essay-writing process through graduation.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 90% (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: 90% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 80% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 72% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: Pelham Preparatory Academy
Code: X45A
Program description: A High School with a College View, focusing on college preparatory experiences and high expectations for achievement. Promoting an intellectually-engaging learning environment, our teachers and staff work closely with students and families to support social and emotional learning, aligned to rigorous academic standards while cultivating literacy skills. Our partner, the University of Vermont, works closely with 9th graders by providing exposure to college applications and essay-writing process.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 94
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2986
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 32
Seats 9 SWD: 24
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 557
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 23

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: English, Math
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): Beginner, intermediate, concert and jazz band, jiu-jitsu, CFES mentoring program, PBIS, gaming club, chess club, visual arts club, rising NY Road Runners, basketball club, cooking club, Panther Press, cheerleading, Opening Act Improv Theater, student council, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, international trip club, partnership with AMNH, ENLACE, Brown University and Fordham University through GEAR UP, Shakespeare and songwriting program, SAT preparation
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): Cheerleading, Rising NY Road Runners, Jiu-Jitzu, Basketball Club
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 511
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Bronxdale
Neighborhood: Bronxdale
Campus name: Christopher Columbus Educational Campus
School Number: X415
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 211
Council district: 13
Census tract: 324
BIN: 2050179
BBL: 2043580001

About Pelham Preparatory Academy


Address: 925 ASTOR AVENUE, BRONX NY 10469
Latitude: 40.859665
Longitude: -73.861006
Phone number: 718-944-3601
Fax number: 718-944-3479
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 2 to Allerton Ave; 5 to Pelham Parkway
Bus lines near the school: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx26, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11

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College preparatory programs sponsored by the University of Vermont and Lehman College

Enrichment classes and academic interventions sponsored by Lehman College, GEAR UP, TRIO and Career Visions

CUNY College Now, College Access for All, College for Every Student (CFES) and LINCT promote college/career access and readiness

Lincoln Center Theatre, CUNY Creative Arts Team and Opening Act provide access to the arts

Equal Opportunity Schools, Lead Higher promotes access and equity to Advanced Placement courses

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