Bronx Envision Academy

Grades: 9-12
1619 Boston Road
Bronx NY 10460
Phone: 718-589-1590

Our Insights

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.

Admissions: In recent years, the school has had room for all students who want to attend. (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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2019-20 NYC School Survey

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

From 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

How do students perform academically?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

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

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Bronx Envision
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.


Language Courses


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

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

Contact & Location


Morrisania (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St
Buses: Bx11, Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx36


Emily Shu
Parent Coordinator
Alexander Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Herman Ridder Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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