Elementary School

Educational Design

At Bronx Arts, music echoes in the halls, student art covers the walls, and performances of theatre and dance take place in front of applauding families and community members. Through skills-based instruction as well as arts integration in the classrooms, students have the opportunity to explore art making in the fields of theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. They learn to use art as a language to express their thoughts and ideas. Through these experiences, our students achieve:

  • High levels of critical, analytical, and creative thinking
  • Deep content knowledge in all subject areas
  • Excellent communication and self-expression skills, and
  • A strong sense of possibility and aspiration for achievement

Our Students

Bronx Arts currently serves almost 310 students in grades K-5. The student body is 28% African-American, 67% Latino, and 5% of mixed ethnicity. Almost 60% of Bronx Arts students live in the Hunts Point area.

In the 2015-16 School Year, approximately 91% of Bronx Arts students were eligible for Federal Free & Reduced Lunch. Students with disabilities compose nearly 19% of our population, while over 15% of our students are English Language Learners.

Our Success

Bronx Charter School for the Arts Elementary School has worked hard and succeeded at improving student achievement, gaining the confidence of students, parents, our community and all our stakeholders.

Through hard work, dedication, and a distinctive curriculum that integrates the arts, Bronx Charter School for the Arts Elementary School:

  • Consistently exceeds District, City and NY State averages on New York State examinations.

  • Has been the highest performing elementary school in District 8 for two consecutive years.

  • Was named a “Reward School” by NY State Department of Education. Less than 1% of public schools in the state earn this honor.

  • Was nationally recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a “School of Distinction,” a prestigious award for arts education.

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