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Bronx Collaborative High School

Grades: 9-12
100 West Mosholu Parkway South
Bronx NY
Phone: 718-543-1023

Our Insights

What’s Special

Based on the Institute for Collaborative Education, a popular progressive Manhattan school

The Downside

New school has growing pains

Bronx Collaborative High School offers projects, college-length research papers and oral presentations rather than Regents exams. Students go on ethnographic walking tours of Bronx neighborhoods. It is an easy trip to Wave Hill or Riverdale to study botany or math through architecture. Ninth-graders go camping, 10th-graders travel to Washington D.C., and 11th-graders take a multistate college tour. The school offers Spanish and Japanese. The Facebook page shows students raising money for a trip to Japan.

A racially diverse group of educators created the school, which opened in 2013, based on their work at the popular Institute for Collaborative Education (ICE), a small progressive school in Manhattan. Bronx native Brett Schneider, formerly assistant principal at ICE, is the founding principal of Bronx Collaborative. It has had some of the typical growing pains of a new school. The on-time graduation rate was lower than expected among the first graduating class, with roughly half the students graduating in four years. Students come to the school with challenges: about one-fifth have disabilities, and a fifth are learning English. More than half of the students miss 18 or more days of school. The school's two guidance counselors call and email parents in their preferred languages to keep on top of attendance, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

The school’s 90-minute courses are heavy on group work, conversation and debate. Students choose classes with the help of an adviser, like they would in college, with exciting titles such as The Bold and the Beautiful: Greek Mythology & Tragedy (English); Scramble for Africa (history); Spies and Codebreakers (math); and Catapults (science). 

The school has a safe and welcoming tone, according to school surveys, the Quality Review and the CEP. One hundred percent of teachers would recommend it to other families. The CEP states that the school has become a popular choice for younger siblings, cousins and family friends.

Instead of exams, students must show mastery in a subject by planning, writing, editing and presenting 15-page papers in math, science, English and history to a panel of teachers and peers. All students take the English Regents exam, however, and have the option to take other Regents if they choose. High achievers may earn up to 12 free credits at Lehman College.

The campus has free counseling for students and families at an on-site clinic. Morningside Center works with educators to build students' social and emotional skills and to strengthen the school community. After-school tutoring and Saturday school are available for extra help.

Dozens of clubs and sports are available on the DeWitt Clinton campus, which boasts an eight-lane track, a swimming pool and more than 30 sports teams.

ADMISSIONS: Educational Option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-achieving students. Priority goes to Bronx residents. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, July 2018)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
59%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
38%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
61%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
74%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
61%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
6.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
70%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
45%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
7%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
46%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
561
Asian
3%
Black
28%
Hispanic
63%
White
4%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
81%
Students with disabilities
22%
English language learners
17%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
76%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
66%
38% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
62%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
46%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Bronx Collaborative High School
Admissions Method: Open
Program Description:

We offer a college liberal arts experience at the high school level. With the support of Advisors, students choose courses based on their interests. All classes are 90 minutes and taught in college format. As a school we focus on problem-based learning, restorative practices, and multimedia technology.

Academics

Language Courses

Japanese, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Environmental Science, AP Research, AP United States History, AP Seminar

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

Kingsbridge (District 10)
Trains: 4 Line to Mosholu Parkway; B Line, D Line to Bedford Park Blvd
Buses: Bx1, Bx10, Bx16, Bx2, Bx22, Bx26, Bx28, Bx3, Bx30, Bx38, BxM3, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Brett Schneider
Parent Coordinator
Rosa Henao

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus with two other high schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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