Lots of arts instruction
Academics have a ways to go
A small school focused on the arts, Bronx Envision is a place where "students who are creative and curious will thrive," says founding Principal Emily Shu, a former arts teacher. Students may take a four-year sequence in art, dance, theater or music. No audition is required for admission.
Students take trips to museums and performances; teaching artists come to the school; and student artwork is displayed in outside galleries. The school has partnerships with many art organizations such as the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Classic Stage Company.
While the arts programming is strong, academic achievement has a way to go. Many students enter with weak academic skills, attendance is poor, and the graduation rate is below the citywide average. On the positive side, the school has high expectations for students and there is “high level of trust” between administration and staff, according to the city’s Quality Review.
Founded in 2011, Bronx Envision is housed in a huge, landmark 1932 building known as the Herman Ridder Educational Campus.
Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for all students who want to attend. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)
Safety & Vibe
Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot 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
We believe that a strong college preparatory program includes opportunities for students to engage in a variety of courses. Committed art students may pursue in-depth study in visual art, dance, theater, or choral music throughout high school. We offer arts enrichment courses in the summer. BEA offers additional elective courses, academic support classes, and seven AP courses. All students participate in a strong advisory program and BEA's independent reading program.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball
Contact & Location
1619 Boston Road
Bronx NY 10460
Trains: , to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36
This school shares the Herman Ridder Educational Campus with two other schools