Spacious building and lots of sports
Bronx Leadership Academy II has a spacious building with a football field and lots of sports teams. Teachers trust one another and work well together, according to the NYC School Survey, and parents say the staff is always available by e-mail, text and phone, according to the school's Quality Review.
Although most students enter BLA II reading well below grade level, the majority graduate on time. Students get lots of extra attention from Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices, or BETAs, recent college graduates who work with teachers in English and math classes. The school’s yearly Comprehensive Educational Plan says assistants, who reduce the ratio of adults to students to 7 to 1, have helped increase the number of students who pass Regents exams in English and algebra.
Students give the college office high marks, with 90 percent saying the school gives good advice on how to apply to and pay for college, according to the School Survey.
However, attendance is a challenge, and nearly half the students miss more than a month of school.
The school was founded in 2002 in the old Morris High School building and moved in 2010 to the Mott Haven Educational Campus, which it shares with other schools. It is an offshoot of the original Bronx Leadership Academy, founded in 1993 with the support of South Bronx Churches.
ADMISSIONS: Educational option formula, designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, June 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Bronx Leadership Academy II High School
Our school offers a full college pathway where students participate in rigorous curriculum, including college courses and electives in order to obtain the highest diploma option and to be best equipped with college and career ready skills. Our many partnerships afford students with individualized educational experiences in their exploration of abounding college, career, internship and community service opportunities. Students can participate in a full extended day and Saturday program.
Bronx Leadership Academy II High School D75 Inclusion Program
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Language and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus AB
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Golf, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
730 Concourse Village West
Bronx NY 10451
Trains: , , to 149th St-Grand Concourse; , to Yankee Stadium-161st St
Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4
This school shares the Mott Haven Educational Campus with four other schools