Bronx Charter School for the Arts
Bronx Charter School for the Arts (Bronx Arts) is a public elementary school founded on the principle that a rich and vibrant background in the arts is a key component of achieving academic excellence. We strive to serve as a model that encourages creativity and innovation in the classroom and inspires students to develop the intellectual and personal fortitude to realize their dreams. After being awarded the fourth renewal of our charter, the Bronx Arts board has determined that it is important for our organization to recommit to our artistic mission.
Bronx Arts is in its 13th year of operation. We serve students in Hunts Point, which is in the most impoverished congressional district in the country with 38% of the population living at or below the federal poverty line. After the Bronx County was designated last out of 62 counties in New York State in 2014 for the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Ranking Report, our Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., to announced the #not62 initiative to move the Bronx out of last place by 2020. In this deeply challenged community, the founders of Bronx Arts had the audacity to build a school that is dedicated to academic excellence and excellence in arts instruction. Bronx Arts is currently the top performing elementary school in District 8.