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What’s Special

Internship Program; only English Regents exam required to graduate

The Downside

Poor attendance

At Bronx Lab School, students must complete portfolios in major subjects and defend their work in oral presentations in order to graduate. The school is part of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of schools exempt from most Regents exams. Students complete oral and written projects called performance based assessments tasks or PBATs. English is the only Regents exam required.


The school offers a four-year internship program in which students earn credit towards graduation through experiential learning. In their senior spring semester, students in the program have full-time internships. In the past, students have interned at a wide range of companies and organizations like American Civil Liberties Union, Prospect Park Zoo, Montefiore Hospital and NBC.


The school has a low attendance rate, and many students are absent for more than three weeks of the school year. The school also has a high suspension rate, well above the citywide average.


On the positive side, the school’s college office gives students individual attention to help them apply for college and scholarships. Although the graduation rate is below the citywide average, most of those who do graduate are well prepared for college and stay enrolled in college for at least three semesters, according to DOE data.


Students may take part in the many sports teams on the Evander Childs campus, and share facilities like the library, gym and cafeteria with other schools in the building. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, November 2018)

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School Stats

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


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 615


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Bronx Lab School D75 Inclusion Program (X64U)

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Bronx Lab School (X64X)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

We are an inquiry-based, academically-focused member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium where students complete portfolios in core subjects in PBATs that replace most Regents. We offer a four-year advisory program, a senior internship program, CUNY College Now classes, service learning projects, college trips and many after school opportunities. We have partnerships with ISA, Here2Here, Big Picture Learning & The Mountain School.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

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Contact & Location


800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Gun Hill Rd

Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11


Principal: Albert Sylvia

Parent Coordinator: Kermis Polanco


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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