South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School

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About us

The South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School provides a rigorous and comprehensive liberal arts education to students in the South Bronx through a challenging, New York State Common Core standards-aligned curriculum.  The Early College Academy will establish a learning environment that emphasizes differentiation and personalization of instruction and a student-centered and fully inclusive approach to teaching and learning.  Students will graduate from Early College Academy prepared for success in college and for active and thoughtful citizenship.

  • Learning motivated by deep engagement with the questions and knowledge making processes that define the disciplines,
  • Music, art, and computer science - as well as history, literature, mathematics, and science - as the core curriculum,
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary studies through authentic connections between subject area studies promoted through teacher collaboration,
  • An emphasis on literacy throughout the curriculum, building a fluency of ideas as well as the language skills critical to academic and career success,
  • Close connections to families and neighborhood through service learning and regular school/community events and collaborations,
  • Attention to individual learner needs through advisory groups, formative assessment, and targeted interventions,
  • An integrated partnership with WHEDco, a community-based organization with a 25 year history in the Bronx, providing essential supports for students and their families, see -,
  • Graduate students in yearlong residencies supporting teaching and student learning as they prepare to become NYC teachers,
  • Students completing dual enrollment college courses during the 11th and 12th grades, college ready and with earned credits towards degree completion.


Contact information

Date Founded: December 2013

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Phone: (929) 291-7700 ext. 131

Fax: (929) 291-7721

639 Saint Ann's Avenue, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY, 10455, US

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