School welcomes new immigrants.
Founded in 2008 as part of the successful Internationals Networks for Public Schools, Pan American International High School (PAIS) at Monroe offers new immigrants—including many unaccompanied minors—the chance to learn English and complete high school. PAIS shares the James Monroe Educational Complex, a large building that was first divided into small schools in 1994.
All classes are taught in English. Students work in teams, and those who have been speaking English for longer help explain concepts in Spanish to the newest arrivals. Many of the students have had limited or interrupted education in their native language and have trouble reading in Spanish as well as English.
Kids and teachers agree the school is safe and orderly, with little bullying. Enthusiastic teachers say the principal is effective and recommend the school and most students graduate on time, even though they enter with limited knowledge of English. Large populations at the school are Mexican, Colombian, Dominican, Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian. 30 percent are students with interrupted formal education (SIFE) 40 percent are unaccompanied minors, the CEP says. (Clara Hemphill, compiled from DOE data and interviews, July 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign Language
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Pan American International High School at Monroe
Support for newly arrived Spanish-speaking, English Language Learners.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Boys PSAL teams
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Coed PSAL teams
Contact & Location
1300 Boynton Avenue
Bronx NY 10472
Trains: to Elder Av
Buses: Bx11, Bx27, Bx36, Bx4, Bx4A, BxM6, Q44-SBS
This school shares the James Monroe Educational campus with four other schools