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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: 86.000001% (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: 88.999999% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 85.000002% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 77.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 82.999998% 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: Our program allows students to experience the quality instruction that has been PPA's story since our inception. We engage, support, and challenge students as they participate in college-ready thinking, writing, and behaviors, such as reflection and persistence. For this, it takes a community working collaboratively to build common practices. Thereby, our program implements rigorous curricula that exceeds standards, while nurturing student potential in a caring and safe environment.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 93
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 2937
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 32
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 551
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 22

Seats 10: 1
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): Beginner, Intermediate, Concert and Jazz Band; College for Every Student (CFES) Mentoring Program; Bella Abzug Leadership Institute; Gaming Club; Chess Club; Visual Arts Club; Freshmen Seminar; Panther Press (School Newspaper); Opening Act Improv Theater; Student Council; National Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; International Trip Club; Bronx GEAR UP Network for students with programs including College and Career Counseling, College Visits, SAT preparation, Summer Institute at Fordham University and Brown University, and Saturday Program with Summer Internship Component at NYBG and the Bronx Zoo; and Lincoln Center Theater programs including Shakespeare and Songwriting program
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): Campus Cheerleading, Jiu-Jitsu, Rising New York Road Runners
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 495
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP World History: Modern, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Health Center,Online Grading System,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships

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 (40.860443,-73.860729)
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 preparation programs sponsored by the University of Vermont, Lehman College (College Now), and GEAR UP, including an array of college visits at every grade level

After-school enrichment classes, clubs, and tutoring sponsored by Lehman College, GEAR UP, and Career Visions

College for Every Student (CFES) Brilliant Pathways service learning programs including peer mentoring and leadership development

Arts programs open for all students including Visual Studio Art, Campus Band, and opportunities to attend Broadway shows sponsored by Lincoln Center Theater

Challenging extra-curricular academic programs including opportunities for summer study at Ivy League institutions and participation in annual NYC Envirothon

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