Bold Charter School

Grades: K-3
1090 Close Avenue
Bronx NY 10472
Phone: 929-506-4369

Our Insights

What’s Special

Daily science lessons

The Downside

Longer day and strict rules may not appeal to all

Bold Charter School offers daily science lessons and a longer school day. It features two teachers in every classroom, visual and performing arts lessons, and chess, in addition to sports such as soccer, basketball and track. All students receive a Chromebook, according to the school website. 

Founded in 2019 with kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms, the school will add one grade per year until it is a full K-5 school with 480 students. The school days lasts from about 7:55 am to 3:45 pm, except for Wednesdays, when dismissal is at 1 pm so teachers can plan. 

Lead founder Andrew Foglia has a Masters in Education from Harvard University, and worked as a teacher and school leader in the Success Academy network. Most of the staff at Bold Charter has experience at Success Academy schools, staff bios show. 

Like Success Academy schools, the rules for students and for parents are strict; children wear uniforms and are expected to “track” teachers and peers with their eyes when they are speaking. Students must score at least a Level 3 in all core subject areas (math, reading, social studies) to move to the next grade. They can also be held back if they are absent for more than 10 days. Attendance for parents/caregivers is mandatory at all family conferences, the school handbook shows. 

The school is housed in a pleasant five-story brick complex in a semi-industrial area along the Bronx River that, in addition to the school, contains low-income studios and one-bedroom apartments, according to City-Data. On nice weather days children play in nearby Colgate Park.

ADMISSIONS:  Lottery with preference to District 12. The school accepts students in all grades as spots become available through January 1 of that school year, according to the charter’s original plan. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, June 2020)



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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 the principal is an effective manager?
86% Citywide Average

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
86% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

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
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
26% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Soundview (District 8)


Andrew Foglia/Linnea Abeyta

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

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