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What’s Special

Lots of arts instruction

The Downside

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.

(Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 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?
From the 2022-23 School Quality Guide and 2022-23 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 2022-23 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 191
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2022-23 NYC School Survey, 2022-23 School Quality Guide, 2021-22 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 2023 Guidance Counselor Report, and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science



Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

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 2022-23 School Quality Guide
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Bronx Envision (Y54A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

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.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Softball, Volleyball

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Contact & Location


1619 Boston Road
Bronx NY 10460

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St

Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx35, Bx36


Principal: Emily Shu

Parent Coordinator: Alexander Rodriguez


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Herman Ridder Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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