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Westchester Square Academy

Overview written by the school: Our mission is to develop confident readers, writers, and speakers who are connected to and supported by the school community. We prepare students for college with a liberal arts curriculum focused on writing, critical thinking, and peer discussion. We give them the opportunity to connect with their passions through elective coursework in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Our nurturing school culture encourages reflection, collaboration, and project-based learning. Regardless of entry program, students have a common 9th grade experience and opt-in to honors coursework starting their sophomore year.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76% (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: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 70% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 50% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 71% 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: Westchester Square Academy
Code: Y58A
Program description: College-preparatory curriculum with a liberal arts focus
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 407
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 148
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

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: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average
Individual Interview (On-Site)

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): New Complete List of Activities below: Art Club Video Game Club Yearbook Committee Prom Committee Leaders of Tomorrow Student Leadership Council Dance Troupe Theater Club
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, Football, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
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, Flag Football, 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: Cricket, Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 554
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform

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

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Schuylerville-Throgs Neck-Edgewater Park
Neighborhood: Schuylerville-Throgs Neck
Campus name: Herbert H. Lehman Educational Campus
School Number: X405
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 210
Council district: 13
Census tract: 194
BIN: 2074045
BBL: 2053680001

About Westchester Square Academy

Contacts

Address: 3000 EAST TREMONT AVENUE, BRONX NY 10461
Latitude: 40.840702
Longitude: -73.838545
Phone number: 718-904-5050
Fax number: 718-904-5055
School email: [email protected]
Website: westchestersquare.wordpress.com
Subway lines near the school: 6 to Westchester Square-East Tremont Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx21, Bx24, Bx31, Bx4, Bx40, Bx42, Bx4A, Bx8

Hotels near Westchester Square Academy

District Borough Number: 
08X558
Academic opportunities: 

Honors & Advanced Placement (AP) courses

Socratic Seminars, international travel opportunities, college prep courses

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

We currently offer pre-AP classes for 10th grade students

Peer Mediation/Mentoring Program (Peer Group Connection)

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