Mission / Curriculum

Mission Frequently cited as the most renowned high school in America, the Bronx High School of Science attracts an intellectually gifted blend of culturally, ethnically and economically diverse students. Scienceites, as the school's students are known, are supported by an actively involved Parents' Association, Alumni Foundation, and a core of skilled teachers who excel at their craft. Our students are proud of their school's alumni, who include eight Nobel Prize winners, the first African-American neurosurgeon, countless authors, lawyers, physicians, educators, artists, entertainers and leaders in business and government.

Founded in 1938, the Bronx High School of Science has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the finest public secondary schools in the country. Contrary to popular belief, we are not only a school that trains future scientists and mathematicians, but also a school in which the humanities flourish.

We are the ideal school for all who seek a rigorous college preparatory program and wish to learn in an environment committed to educational excellence.

Curriculum - In order to graduate with a Bronx Science diploma, every student must complete required courses and the following New York State Regents exams must be passed:
  • English
  • Global History
  • U.S. History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
  • a Regents in any World Language
Bronx Science emphasizes a well rounded student, and each department is staffed by an outstanding faculty that is committed to teaching excellence.

Required Courses, Honors Classes, Advanced Placement Courses, and Elective Courses - Bronx Science offers a well rounded foundation in English, Biology, Physical Science and Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Social Studies, World Languages, the Arts, Health and Physical Education as well as Advanced Placement, college level, Honors courses, and an extensive selection of electives.

Affiliations - Bronx Science has collaborations and affiliations with colleges and universities, scientific organizations, medical organizations and businesses.

College Opportunities -
  • The Bronx High School of Science's College Office provides information about Open Houses at colleges and universities.
  • Information about Scholarships to colleges and universities is available in the College Office and in Naviance.
  • Summer opportunities at colleges and universities are encouraged, and information is posted on the Guidance Department website, in Naviance, through department offices, and on the Bronx Science website.
  • Each year, a college fair is held which gives students the opportunity to discuss the offerings of a large number of colleges with their representatives in a comfortable setting at Bronx Science.
  • Bronx Science hosts representatives from colleges and universities throughout the year.
  • The representatives address students in small groups during the school day and are available to answer questions on an individual basis.

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